California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996, and this created a wave of cannabis-focused ballots being introduced in states all over the country. 20 years later, California legalized recreational marijuana. But many people are still asking, “Is CBD oil legal in California?” The good news is that those living in California have plenty of freedom when it comes to buying CBD. It is widely available in places like grocery stores, gas stations, online, and more. The main restriction for CBD oil in California is that restaurants and retailers are not allowed to sell CBD infused food, whether for human or animal consumption.
California CBD Testing Requirements
Hemp growers in California are required to submit samples of their plants to be tested for THC concentration no more than 30 days prior to harvest. This is done to ensure that the hemp being grown to make CBD oil contains no more than the 0.3% THC that is federally allowed. Once that information is received, the samples are then tested by an approved third-party lab accredited by the IDK (International Organization for Standardization) or the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission). Hemp crops that do not meet these requirements are destroyed.