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Confusion Still Remains Over Alabama’s CBD Laws

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Is CBD legal or illegal in Alabama? It depends on who you ask. Technically speaking, unless it’s for a definite chronic illness approved by the state – it’s illegal.

The Alabama Attorney General’s Office says that selling, possessing and using CBD is illegal if it isn’t for an approved medicinal purpose, ABC 3340 reports. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says if there’s no THC in it, they’re not bothering anyone. Further clarification is requested for the residents’ sake.

The Alabama Attorney General’s office said, “The possession, use, sale and distribution of CBD oil is illegal according to Alabama law. The narrow exception under Alabama law allows a person to only use or possess CBD oil to treat a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition diagnosed by a doctor.”

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said, “If the substance being sold as CBD oil does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or any other substance deemed illegal by the laws of the state of Alabama there is no legal basis for a seizure.”

If you are caught with CBD oil in Alabama by a Jefferson Co. Sheriff’s Deputy – you’ll probably not be bothered if you do have CBD oil with you. The scenario may be different in other parts of the state.