Is CBD Oil Legal in Arizona?
If you’ve done even a bit of research about medical cannabis, you’ve likely heard of CBD and its therapeutic potential. If you have questions or would like a reminder of the benefits of CBD, check out our blog for detailed information about the compound, its effects, and the many forms it can take. Those who are ready to see if CBD is beneficial to their health are ready to take the next step and acquire some. CBD oil has become a very popular method for ingesting cannabidiol for beginners due to its ease of use and flexibility. But how do you go about buying CBD oil in Arizona legally?
It may be easier than you think.
In 2014, a court ruling determined that CBD is medically useful for treating epilepsy. This means that buying CBD oil in Arizona is legal without a medical marijuana card, even though purchasing cannabis is still illegal. That’s because CBD can be derived from cannabis’ cousin industrial hemp.
Here’s where things get a little confusing: Growing hemp is against the law because hemp is biologically the same plant as cannabis and growing cannabis is illegal on the federal level. But there’s one major difference: Industrial hemp has been bred to contain negligible amounts of THC (less than .3%), so it is perfectly legal to possess hemp when it is imported from other countries. Since CBD isn’t listed as a controlled substance (as THC is) anyone can extract CBD oil from hemp, use it, or sell it in all 50 states.
Do you get all that? The bottom line is CBD oil is legal to purchase in Arizona.
Do I need a Prescription to Purchase CBD Oil in Arizona?
Anyone can purchase CBD that is derived from imported hemp. CBD can be purchased in many forms including candies, CBD oil, or topicals without the need for a prescription.
Technically speaking, you don’t need a prescription to purchase marijuana or THC products in Arizona either. The state’s medical marijuana program involves using a doctor’s recommendation to apply and get approval from the Department of State. Medical marijuana patients never receive a prescription as doctors could risk their license by recommending a federally illegal product. Instead, they sign off on the recommendation, and the patient is responsible for determining their own dosing, learning how to medicate, and monitoring their own progress.
Where Do I Get CBD Oil?
You’re allowed to purchase CBD products anywhere they are sold. However, not all CBD oil is the same. There are many people who DIY CBD oil extracts inexpensively using chemical extracts and questionable purging methods. The result may look the same as high-grade CBD oil, but can be very harmful if not made properly. Poor grade CBD oil can also be “cut” or mixed with propylene glycol, tap water, or vegetable glycerin to increase volume at the expense of potency.
To be sure you’re getting only safe and high-quality CBD oil, buy it from a reputable vendor with high standards and an excellent reputation for quality and safety. All Greens’ MMJ Clinic in Sun City, Arizona is one such place. We carry only the finest CBD oil that has been safely extracted and is 100% pure. If you’ve learned all you can about CBD and you’re ready to try CBD oil for yourself, contact us online or stop by All Greens clinic to talk to an expert. We will help you to make your first CBD oil purchase with confidence, and we can teach you how to best use it. While you’re here, don’t forget to talk to one of our clinicians about applying for an Arizona medical marijuana card.