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Disclaimer: The following information is based entirely on our own independent research. While our team strives to provide accurate and current information from credible state-run websites and resources, we are not lawyers or legal experts. As such, none of the following information should be interpreted as legal advice.
A Roadmap to CBD in Idaho
CBD is available in Idaho, but this does not necessarily make things clear in terms of what’s allowed and what’s not. The Farm Bill of 2018 allowed the cultivation of industrial hemp on a federal level, but it doesn’t actually state anything about CBD specifically. Moreover, states are not obligated to follow the legislation set forth in the Bill. Idaho is one of only a handful of states that have not adopted to embrace legal hemp cultivation.
Still, Idaho residents can find CBD products for sale in the state. However, all hemp oil (CBD) extracts must contain zero THC. Furthermore, Idaho Code 37-2701 states that CBD must come from one of the following five identified parts of the plant:
In simple terms, if you’re going to buy CBD in Idaho, it must come from one of the above parts of the plant and contain 0.0% THC.
The best place to go for the most “official” status on CBD in Idaho is the state-run (.gov) government website. Although the language on the official site is complex in nature, it does accurately outline the state’s stance on hemp and CBD.
Still, Idaho is a prime example of a state where confusion on CBD reigns. However, this hasn’t prevented new Idaho CBD stores from opening. Since June 2019, at least nine stores have opened in the Treasure Valley area alone.
Remember, all CBD for sale in Idaho must be hemp-derived, and contain zero THC. While we here at PureKana do not currently ship to Idaho, feel free to check out a few of our products below to get an idea of what to look for if or when you do decide to try out CBD for the first time.
CBD edibles are forms of cannabidiol that you can eat. CBD isolate powder is ideal for making edibles, because it can easily be mixed into food and smoothies without you even noticing it’s there. Isolates are also great for making CBD gummies and CBD chocolates, which can be consumed easily and discreetly. Plus, edibles are one of the most delicious ways to consume CBD.
CBD topicals are products that you apply directly to the skin. This group includes CBD creams, lotions, roll-ons, bath bombs, and more. CBD creams are popular because they come in so many variations, with lots of ingredients to suit various needs. For example, cooling ingredients like menthol are popular in CBD creams for active people, as the menthol may help to relieve aches. Also, look out for scented CBD creams that come with rich natural moisturizers.
Although vaping is still somewhat controversial, it remains a popular way to take CBD. Those who already vape can use CBD e-liquids in their favorite vape pens, without having to buy a new device. Alternatively, you can buy a disposable CBD vape pen, packed full of cannabidiol and delicious flavor. Speaking of flavors, the vape market is saturated with flavors of all kinds; you’re sure to find something to suit your tastes. Make sure you find a reputable brand, however, that includes lab reports with the products they’re selling.
CBD oil consists of cannabidiol suspended in a carrier oil such as hemp seed oil or MCT oil from coconuts. Each bottle comes with a dropper attached so that you can measure out the amount of CBD you want. Most people take it under the tongue, but CBD oils can also be mixed into food or even used as a topical. The great thing about tinctures is that they come in such a huge range of strengths and even flavors, giving you the opportunity to tailor your overall CBD experience.
The 2018 Farm Bill gave states the decision on whether to grow industrial hemp. Basically, states can choose to implement a hemp cultivation program, which must be approved by the USDA before farming begins.
Idaho is one of just three states that has not yet established a hemp cultivation program (the others are South Dakota and Mississippi). The state’s stance does not look set to change, either.
Most states at least have a pilot research program, even if they do not allow other growers to cultivate hemp. A research program permits universities and researchers to grow hemp in order to look into the plant and how it can be used. The 2014 Farm Bill established guidelines for these programs.
The 2018 version of the Farm Bill expanded upon the ‘research-only’ program to allow states to decide whether commercial farmers could grow hemp. Although many states throughout the U.S. have embraced these expanded guidelines, Idaho has remained in opposition.
The good news is that, even though hemp is not grown in the state, CBD products are still available, as we have described above. Residents of the state may be able to purchase various hemp-derived CBD products in stores, as long as they contain 0.0% THC and follow all Idaho CBD guidelines.
CBD can make a good addition to your daily routine, but only if you buy a quality product from the right brand. Even though there are some CBD stores in Idaho, this doesn’t mean that all CBD products out there for sale are going to be high-quality. Look for brands that offer lab reports with their products, as this will help to verify both CBD content and the absence of potentially dangerous chemicals like pesticides, fertilizers, and heavy metals.
Also, for anyone that wants to purchase CBD online in Idaho, be sure to do plenty of research beforehand and check information on the Idaho state-run .gov website. CBD products must be made from 2018 Farm Bill-compliant hemp, and contain zero THC. Also, we recommend that you check out third-party lab reports, get in touch with the brand’s customer service team if you have any questions, read reviews of the company, and steer clear of any brand that claims CBD is a ‘miracle’ cure.
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