CBD refers to Cannabidiol, a plant-derived compound from Cannabis sativa, a species of plant that includes both hemp and marijuana. Prior to the 2018 Farm Bill, any compound derived from the Cannabis sativa plant was considered to be marijuana and, therefore, illegal. Since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD products have proliferated throughout the country. As the CBD market changes constantly, CDA continues to provide information, education and research to members.


FDA Regulation of
Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived
Products: Questions and Answers

Updated Sept. 2020: Guide
to Federal and State Laws
and Policies Governing
Hemp-Derived CBD Products
Marijuana Moment Hemp Industry Daily
Project CBD: Medical Marijuana &
Cannabinoid Science
Article: Regulation and
Legality of CBD in the
U.S., Explained