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Is CBD Legal in Idaho? (CBD Laws in 2021)

Kirsten Thornhill |

Is CBD Legal in Idaho? (CBD Laws in 2021)

IS CBD LEGAL IN IDAHO?


Rules, regulations, and laws surrounding cannabidiol (CBD) vary from state to state across the US. Depending on where you reside, marijuana- and hemp-derived CBD may or may not be legal, so it’s important to know what goes and what’s no in your state. 


Although the 2018 Federal Farm Bill ensures that any cannabinoid taken from hemp is legal, state regulations may choose to associate and enact these legislations more harshly if desired. This Farm Bill removed certain hemp-derived products with a 0.3% or less tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, yet CBD is legal in Idaho, only if it contains zero THC.  

In today’s article, we’ll be discussing all there is to know about CBD in the state of Idaho, what this state regulates and requires, as well as where you can purchase CBD safely and legally in the state of Idaho. 


Let’s get started.


WHAT IS CBD?


CBD is the medical short-term for cannabidiol. You’ve probably seen it, tried it, read about it, and or heard about it, maybe even a handful of times. As it continues to rise in popularity and boom in the holistic health and cannabis markets, is it right for you? CBD is a non-psychoactive compound, it won’t get users high, users won't have mind-altering effects. Unlike THC, CBD does not connect directly to cannabinoid receptors in our bodies, hence, no mind-altering or psychoactive high to come running around the corner unexpectedly.

The research surrounding CBD is becoming quite the craze, if we do say so ourselves! Studies are continuously providing support for cannabidiol and its therapeutic potential to help a wide array of health concerns, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Mood
  • Heart Health
  • Acne
  • Seizures
  • Epilepsy
  • Allergies
  • Headaches
  • Inflammation
  • Sleep

 

WHAT IS THC?

 

Tetrahydrocannabinol, THC, is a major cannabinoid. This is the primary psychoactive cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Commonly referred to as weed, Mary J, cannabis, kush, etc. THC is typically derived from the marijuana plant. THC may exert a high and mind-altering effects in users.


When most people think of THC they think of “weed” or “Mary J”. THC is very different than CBD, in that it connects directly with cannabinoid receptors, thus, giving a “high” effect to users. THC attaches to these receptors activating them and affecting a user’s pleasure, movements, memory, thinking, and concentration.  

THC may produce mind-altering effects in users, so if you’re wanting a “high-less” effect, CBD with 0.0% - 0.3% THC would be your best choice. THC stimulates cells in the brain to release dopamine, creating that “feel good” euphoria effect that users rave about. However, THC may have potential side effects in users that CBD users aren’t really looking for.

In the state of Idaho, THC is illegal. Any CBD products with any amount of THC are still considered a controlled substance in Idaho. In this state, Idaho regulators ignore federal limits, so farmers are required to be licensed to legally grow industrial hemp. 



WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD FROM HEMP AND CBD FROM CANNABIS STRAINS?


Cannabidiol (CBD) is similar but different compared to THC - no high to be had, but can be taken from the same cannabis plant, and is also a major cannabinoid. CBD is special in that it can be derived from either the hemp or marijuana plant.

However, taking CBD from the marijuana plant may lead to higher levels of THC being present (0.3% - 25% THC), which may not be your goal. Nonetheless, CBD derived from hemp contains 0.0% - 0.3% THC, thus, users will not likely experience a high.

There are also different spectrums of CBD available on the market: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate CBD. The difference between full-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate is the terpenes, flavonoids, and additional cannabinoids present or not present.  

CBD isolate is 99% pure CBD. It comes in a crystallized powder form with no other ingredients. Hence, the word isolate meaning the CBD is purely isolated by itself.

Full-spectrum CBD though, on the other hand, has a “full” plethora of cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes present to provide users with what is called an “entourage effect”. 

 

IS CBD LEGAL IN IDAHO?


As of 2015, Idaho legislatures passed SB 1146, which legalized the use of CBD with no more than 0.3% THC for epilepsy. 


According to the Idaho code S37-2701(t), CBD products are legal in Idaho if they contain 0.00% THC and are derived from one of five parts of the hemp plant, which we’ll touch on below. 


If a CBD oil or product does not meet these requirements, Idaho state law considers it a controlled substance. Also, this code makes hemp extract a controlled substance too, if it doesn’t meet the requirements. 


IDAHO CBD LAWS 


According to Idaho Attorney General’s 2015 statement, CBD must be derived or produced from a mature stalk of the plant, fiber produced from the stalk, oil or cake made from the seeds, or any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the mature stalks, or the sterilized seed of such plant which is incapable of germination for it to be legal in the state of Idaho.

If anyone has possession of any CBD oil or product without a legal prescription can be charged as possession of marijuana in Idaho. Possession of fewer than 3 ounces (85 grams) of any CBD product in the state of Idaho can be treated as a misdemeanor, with up to one-year imprisonment and a $1,000 fine. 


WHAT ABOUT THC IN IDAHO?


THC is still categorized as a Schedule I Controlled Substance Drug, which defines the plant as a highly addictive substance with high potency for abuse in Idaho.


As of 2019, Idaho has yet to enact new legislation in response to the 2018 Federal Farm Bill. There was a bill that was submitted in an attempt to legalize hemp as well as its transportation across state lines regulations, however, the house rejected Senate amendments to the bill. 


WHERE CAN I BUY CBD IN IDAHO?


CBD derived from the hemp plant is legal at licensed dispensaries in the state of Idaho.

Shopping online for CBD is also a viable and easy option for purchase. Consumers can buy from a wide array of online options for CBD oils and products, read brand reviews, and have products shipped directly to their homes.

Online CBD shopping offers the users time and detailed information about each product and company. It also gives the user control for price-matching and doing their research before being pressured into purchasing a product they may not know enough about. 

 

CAN DOCTORS IN IDAHO PRESCRIBE CBD?


According to HB 577, doctors can prescribe the use of cannabidiol (CBD). CBD may be an important medical treatment for children and adults who may be living with various health concerns. 


HOW CAN I FIND QUALITY CBD PRODUCTS?


Here, at Nanocraft CBD, we pride ourselves on not only the quality of our hemp but also the consistency and potency of our CBD oils and products. 

CBD salves, lotions, tinctures, and balms can be purchased from specialty stores, storefronts, vape stores, and small pharmacies. Food and beverage retailers may offer CBD products for purchase but are not yet legal. 

Nanocraft offers a wide range of products including CBD oils, CBD powders, CBD infused waters, CBD pills, and CBD topicals.

Each and every one of our products contain only the highest quality hemp-derived cannabidiol, organically grown and farmed, with state-of-the-art farming techniques and standards. 


WHAT ARE THE BEST CBD PRODUCTS?


CBD salves, lotions, tinctures, and balms can be purchased from specialty stores, storefronts, vape stores, and small pharmacies. Food and beverage retailers may offer CBD products for purchase but are not yet legal. 

Nanocraft offers a wide range of products including CBD oils, CBD powders, CBD infused waters, CBD pills, and CBD topicals.

Each and every one of our products contain only the highest quality hemp-derived cannabidiol, organically grown and farmed, with state-of-the-art farming techniques and standards. 

If you’re wanting a quick absorption, our CBD Drops are a great option. Sublingual application allows for the CBD to be absorbed quickly into the bloodstream via your tastebuds. 

Our CBD Topicals are an athlete favorite when it comes to helping sore muscles and assisting in pain relief.

Our CBD Powder and CBD H2O are a great option if you’re wanting to drink down CBD packed with superfoods, electrolytes, and unique terpenes while you’re working out or need a post-workout shake.

 

Not sure which one to try? Check out our CBD Bundles and CBD for Athletes Collections. 

* DISCLAIMER: The information in this article is for educational purposes only. It does not exploit or provide medical advice of any kind. Therefore, any reliance you place on the information below is strictly at your own risk. Please check with your medical provider before starting or changing a CBD routine.

Nanocraft Sciences
Content Writer | Physiologist | Researcher
Kirsten Thornhill was born and raised in a small farm town in Stanislaus County, California. Kirsten graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science from CSU Stanislaus and her Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA. She is currently in pursuits of a PhD in Health Sciences: Human & Sport Performance at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Northern Utah, specializing in Cardiology and Human Performance. She is very passionate about human physiology and the metabolic and nutritional adaptations that occur during exercise in athletes. Kirsten enjoys educating and informing people about the importance of lifetime movement, plant-based eating, and health research and development. Her passion for natural, lifestyle medicine enables her to strive when promoting health and education.
 

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