Is it Legal to Make Your Own CBD Oil?
The Farm Bill of 2018 passed six months ago, and as we cruise past the half-way mark of the year, CBD is everywhere. From your local CVS to your friend’s Facebook page, everywhere you turn somebody is selling CBD oil. Despite the growing prevalence, many people still aren’t sure if CBD is legal. federally, CBD products that contain less than 0.3% THC are legal, some states continue to police CBD as marijuana. The TSA recently announced that it would allow passengers to fly with CBD products that comply with federal law. While plenty of questions continue to swirl about CBD, we’re here to clear a few things up. Some things we hear the most are: Is CBD oil legal? Is it legal to make your own CBD oil? What is the difference between full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD oil? All of these questions are common, and the answers are relatively straightforward. With each state having a different set of regulations it is always safest to check your state laws to see what the local latest stance on CBD is.
The Legality of CBD
The Farm Bill that passed in 2018 made hemp legal on a federal level in all fifty states, including products such as CBD oil. However, marijuana-derived CBD products that contain more than 0.3% THC are still illegal. The source is the key when determining whether or not CBD products are safe and lawful.
1. Is CBD Oil Legal?
CBD oil derived from hemp is legal in all 50 states. Federal law recognizes any products that contain less than 0.3% THC as hemp-derived and is therefore considered legal. Some states continue to struggle with the concept of hemp vs. marijuana. Selling CBD continues to be a controversial issue in these states, and a few people have been arrested for possessing CBD in public. Check your state regulations before taking your CBD oil with you out of the house.
2. Is it legal to make your own CBD oil?
For Do-it-Yourselfers and those looking to save money, making your own CBD oil tincture is an excellent choice. But, is it legal to make your own CBD oil? The short answer is yes. If you decide to make CBD oil using pure CBD isolate and a carrier oil the process is entirely legal. Pure CBD isolate contains nothing but CBD and is legal in all 50 states. If you are using a full-spectrum oil to make a tincture, you’ll want to be sure to get lab results to ensure that the oil contains less than 0.3% THC.
3. What is the difference between full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD oil?
Finally, let us touch on the critical difference between full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD oil. Similar to the difference between hemp and marijuana, the answer lies in the THC content. Full-spectrum CBD oils derived from hemp contain other minor cannabinoids and trace amounts of THC less than 0.3%. Broad-Spectrum oils also contain other minor cannabinoids such as CBG but do not contain any THC. This difference is key for those who do not want THC in their products. The reason full-spectrum oils contain THC is that testimonials continue to tout the benefits of the entourage effect, which is all the cannabinoids working synergistically. While more research still needs to be done, the potential benefits of both broad and full-spectrum CBD oils are encouraging to say the least.
How to Make CBD Oil with CBD Isolate
Using CBD isolate to make our own cannabidiol infused creations is one of our favorite ways to use CBD. From CBD infused fruit smoothies to homemade CBD tinctures CBD isolate is capable of creating a variety of different infused products. Making CBD oil with CBD isolate is easy and only takes a few minutes. You’ll need to familiarize yourself with the double boiling method, and from there you’re on easy street.
How to make CBD oil
- Determine how much CBD oil you want and what your dose will be. The standard size of a CBD oil tincture is 30ml or 1oz. For example, if you want a 1000mg CBD oil tincture, you would infuse one gram of CBD isolate with 30ml of carrier oil.
- Choose a carrier oil. The carrier oil is the central part of your tincture, so choose one that suits your needs. We recommend coconut MCT oil or hemp seed oil. Coconut MCT oil is an ideal carrier oil for CBD because it promotes better bioavailability, which means you get more CBD out of each dose. Coconut MCT oil is also relatively tasteless making it both ideal for cooking and taking it on its own. Hemp seed oil is great because it contains other benefits of hemp such as essential omega fatty acids.
- Use the double boiling method to infuse your CBD isolate with the carrier oil. The double boiling method is a heat control technique that allows us to infuse CBD isolate with a carrier oil without activating and burning off any CBD. This process should take about 15 minutes.
- Once mixed, pour your CBD oil into a glass container. Essential Oils keep best in glass Dropper bottles can be purchased at local health food stores or on Amazon.
That’s it! Making CBD oil is easy, and fun too once you get the hang of it. Looking for more DIY CBD projects? Check out the best DIY CBD projects for 2019 below:
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