What is Cannabidiol (CBD) and why is this a Schedule I drug?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical in Cannabis plants [Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica] that binds with receptors within the body.  Cannabis sativa is industrial hemp which is bred to contain 18-20% CBD and 0.3% or less of THC.  Cannabis indica is marijuana and contains low CBD but high THC.  

At this point in time only states that have legalized marijuana are allowed to sell CBD with THC and only states authorized to grow industrial hemp can manufacturer then sell it, please see the Industrial Hemp Law.

We only sell CBD with zero THC and our Colorado Industrial Hemp CBD manufacturer is registered with the State Department of Agriculture to grow under the US Farm Bill section 7606.

On April 30th, 2018, the 9th US Circuit Court rejected a petition from the Hemp Industries Association, thus establishing the classification of CBD as a Schedule I Drug. However, the 2018 Farm Bill has made it through the House and Senate but still has to go through more revisions.  It appears that if it makes it to the President then hemp will be legal.  Hopefully, it mandates that all sellers must provide lab results for all products.

This is an ongoing, ever-changing situation. What you can do as a consumer is make sure that you choose to work with a company that only purchases from an industrial hemp distributor and has all products verified by a third-party lab, which we do.