California

  • Hemp-sourced CBD: LEGAL
  • Marijuana-sourced CBD for medical use only: LEGAL
  • Marijuana-sourced CBD for recreational use: LEGAL

Marijuana has been legalized for both medical and recreational use in California (Senate Bill 420, 2003, and California Food and Agricultural Code, Division 24, 2016). That means that CBD products, whether they are sourced from hemp or marijuana, are legal in California—with one exception. The California Department of Health prohibits CBD being added to food (including pet food), until it has been approved by the FDA as a safe food ingredient, additive, or dietary supplement.