With the market of medical marijuana and CBD (Cannabidiol) growing, it is important to know why something is legal and what exactly is illegal. It is also important to understand the laws around the importation of Hemp (which is legal to import) versus the States, not federal, laws that have legalized marijuana. This way you can purchase and consume with the good faith of knowing you are within your legal rights.
Understanding what CBD (Cannabidiol) is will help us answer the question of understanding why it is legal. The biggest difference is the THC level. THC is a cannabinoid, 1 of 60, found in the Cannabis (marijuana) plant. THC is the cannabinoid that is known to produce the “high” that marijuana is known for.