CBD in Tuscon, Arizona

Arizona is the Grand Canyon State. Did you know that there are no dinosaur fossils in the Grand Canyon because the rocks are far older than the dinosaurs?!

Here are some other fun facts about Arizona:

  • Women were granted the right to vote in Arizona eight years before national suffrage!
  • Tucson is the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the United States. Natives began farming there nearly 3000 years ago.

What do these facts have to do with CBD? Nothing! But as you are likely in “safer at home” mode and are scouring the internet for things to do and information to know, you now can tuck these factoids into your trivia arsenal for use during a virtual trivia game! You may also be curious to know about the laws in Tucson governing the legality of cannabidiol, aka CBD, the new old miracle-working oil that is derived from the cannabis sativa (hemp) plant.

Are CBD Oil (and other CBD products) Legal in Tucson?

Yes! Governor Doug Ducey legalized the usage and cultivation of industrial hemp in Arizona when he signed SB 1098 into law in May of 2018. The cultivated hemp is required by law to contain less than 0.3% THC, and must come from the mature stalks, oil, stalk fiber, or sterilized seeds of the hemp plant.

In September 2018, under federal law, CBD products containing no more than 0.1% THC in composition changed from Schedule I Drug to Schedule V, making them legal to purchase and transport across state borders if the products in question are approved by the FDA.

Because hemp-derived CBD products are legal under federal law in the United States they are therefore legal in Tucson as well. Even so, there has still been some confusion with this law and some dispensaries have experienced difficulties in getting CBD products on their shelves.

Can you legally purchase CBD products online in Tucson?  

Absolutely! And this is probably your safest option, as there is a much wider variety of products available online. But be sure to do your research and find a reputable brand with high standards of production. Ideally, you will want to shop with a company that is transparent and posts its certificates of analysis (COA) to verify purity.

Medical Marijuana

Arizona has had a history of having one of the most tightly regulated medical marijuana programs in the country. Despite this, Arizona voters approved the Medical Marijuana Act (Proposition 203) in 2010 with 50.13% approval. Patients who have been diagnosed with an approved health condition and who have a written certification from an authorized physician are allowed to possess and use marijuana within the legal limits (2.5 ounces in a 14-day period.) Recreational use and cultivation of marijuana is still currently prohibited by law, and Arizona has some of the strictest cannabis laws in the United States.

Buying CBD Online

CBD products sold online run the gamut and include tinctures, lotions & creams, edibles like gummies, capsules, coffees and teas, and even skincare, beauty products and pet care. Most experts agree that the Farm Bill makes it clear that consumers can legally buy these products if they’re made from low- or zero-THC hemp. If the CBD product is hemp-derived, there is very little risk for consumers when purchasing CBD online. To buy effective CBD oil from a reliable source, make sure to check out the impressive range of high-quality pure CBD isolate and full-spectrum products available at www.SeraLabsHealth.com. SeraLabs offers some of the highest quality CBD products.

What is Hemp-Derived CBD?

Both marijuana plants, cannabis and hemp, produce cannabidiol (CBD). The CBD molecule is the same in both cannabis sources. However, from a legal perspective, CBD products derived from hemp and CBD products derived from cannabis are entirely different.

Hemp-Derived Cannabidiol (CBD) is a plant-derived compound from Cannabis sativa, the species of plant that includes both hemp and marijuana, but from different plant varieties or cultivars. CBD is the primary non-psychoactive compound in cannabis, whereas tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is cannabis’s primary psychoactive compound. CBD is classified based on its level of THC and plant origin.

Cannabis contains a richer source of cannabinoids and terpenes than industrial hemp because it contains more resin. Resin is the sticky substance found on female cannabis flowers, and to a lesser extent, on its leaves. Hemp plants contain resin on the flowers and leaves too, but much less.

Hemp-Derived CBD vs. Hemp Seed Oil

You might be curious about the difference between hemp-derived CBD oil and hemp seed oil. SeraLabs CEO and founder, Nancy Duitch says, “…there are no health benefits from hemp seed oil at all. You are just as well off drinking a bottle of virgin olive oil… It’s very critical that you look at the back of the bottle and see if it says ‘cannabidiol’ on it.” It’s imperative that you check to see that the CBD is made with high quality ingredients.

What Dose is Right For Me?

Everyone wants to experience the benefits of CBD but finding the right dose can be a challenge. No one’s tolerance is exactly the same because everyone’s endocannabinoid system is a little bit different. We recommend starting with a low dose, 1 dropper, of CBD oil and working your way up to a higher dose if you don’t see results. SeraLabs offers a wide range of CBD oil tinctures from 400mg – 1,000mg. Often the best way to see the effects of CBD is to use the products regularly and then stop. People often report that they notice the effects upon stopping treatment. Remember it’s not about what you’re feeling, it’s about what you’re not feeling!

Keep out of reach of children. Not intended for use under the age of 18. Consult your healthcare provider before taking. Do not take if pregnant or lactating. This product contains less than 0.3% THC by dry weight and will not produce any psychoactive effects. Please consult your healthcare provider for interaction with other medication.

 

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