Vermont was the first state to legalize recreational marijuana through a citizen initiative rather than legislation, but the system of distribution is likely to take into 2021 to set up. The 2018 law allows for small home grows, possession, and consumption of marijuana and the hemp plant. At present, only those with a medical marijuana card issued by the state can buy cannabis-derived CBD oil. Hemp-derived CBD oil has been legal since 2013. Hemp-derived CBD oils can be bought in stores and online. These oils cannot contain any more than 0.3% THC content. Like in many states, you must be over 18 to legally purchase industrial hemp or CBD oil products. Current legal processes are working towards legalizing the sale of CBD oil as a food additive for non-prescribed medical uses.
There are a few distinctions regarding the manufacturing and sale of CBD and CBD plants. The hemp plant can be sold as a tax-exempt product but CBD oil products cannot be sold as tax-exempt drugs because they are not FDA approved for any treatments. The lone exception to this rule is the CBD oil drug Epidiolex, which is approved for the treatment of 2 rare kinds of epilepsy.