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.


Guide to Federal and
State Laws Regarding
Hemp and Hemp-Derived Products
(Updated May 2023)
FDA Regulation of
Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived
Products: Questions and Answers

Marijuana Moment Hemp & CBD News
Project CBD: Medical Marijuana &
Cannabinoid Science
Article: Regulation and
Legality of CBD in the
U.S., Explained