I started buying hemp and CBD products online in 2014.
There was a law that legalized industrial hemp as long as it had less than 0.3% of THC in it. Although there was some ambiguity with the language of the law, it basically kickstarted a huge national CBD industry overnight. My local head shop and tobacco store started selling these CBD concentrate waxes that could be vaporized in a cannabis oil vaporizer. I was buying them then, but they were so popular that it was hard to get on the priority list before the stock would disappear for another week or two. Many of us were also worried to varying degrees about the legality surrounding it all. In reality, the 2014 Farm Bill was ambiguous and some questioned if there were as many legal protections for CBD businesses and users as we initially thought. Thankfully that ambiguity and debate was put to rest with the 2018 Farm Bill. It took CBD and removed it from the list on the Controlled Substances Act and got rid of its DEA classification as well. As long as the hemp and CBD products are sourced from plants with less than 0.3% THC inside, they’re considered a separate category from traditional marijuana with more than 0.3% THC inside. Now you don’t even have to worry about traveling on planes with CBD products, as they are protected by federal law. I know some people who take advantage of this and fly with their high THC products bought at cannabis dispensaries, but that’s a gamble for sure. Your TSA agent that day might not care, but won’t know until the moment of truth.