CBD products are popping up everywhere. From skincare to pain relief, CBD has become a worldwide trend. But many wonder, do they need a prescription? Is it like marijuana, where it varies per state? Here at Have a Nice Day CBD, we’ll make sure you’re well-informed. We have already covered a few states, such as Michigan and Ohio. Here, we’ll break down the CBD laws for the state of New Jersey, but first, let’s cover some CBD basics.
What is CBD?
CBD is Cannabidiol, which is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. CBD is removed from the plant and combined with another oil, called a carrier oil, to create CBD oil. CBD oil is the basic form sold, and that oil is used to make skin care products, vape juices, edible CBD products like gummies, capsules, and so much more!
What does CBD oil do?
CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory, and studies suggest it is also an antioxidant. Our bodies have endocannabinoid receptors, which are essentially designed for cannabinoids. That means our bodies are, in plain terms, intended to consume cannabinoids! Thanks to the endocannabinoid system, taking CBD reduces inflammation and works with neurotransmitters to reduce the pain response. That interaction can aid in anything from chronic nerve pain to recovering from surgery. Research also shows that CBD fights oxidative stress and free radicals, which can prevent and treat age-related and autoimmune diseases.
What can you use CBD oil for?
CBD oil has a wide range of uses, and can be used both orally and topically to treat the following:
- Aging skin
- Scrapes & burns
- Lowers blood pressure
- Neurological disorders like Epilepsy and Multiple Sclerosis
Studies show CBD could be used to prevent diabetes and is also anti-tumor, which could mean, with further study, anti-cancer.
Does CBD Oil Contain THC?
THC, or Tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive chemical in marijuana and gives you the “high” for which marijuana is known. Most CBD oil does not contain THC, which means CBD oil will not give you a high! But some states do carry CBD oils that contain THC, which could give you a high. In New Jersey, you can only access those CBD/THC products from dispensaries with a medical marijuana prescription. If you’re looking to avoid THC completely, we carry a wide range of CBD products here at Have a Nice Day CBD, and none of them contain THC!
Is CBD Oil Legal Everywhere?
Both the 2014 and 2018 Farm Bills made hemp and hemp-derived CBD legal in all fifty states! However, the legality of CBD oil still depends on the state. Each state handles CBD and the interpretation of the Farm Bill differently, ranging from very friendly interpretations, allowing retailers to sell industrial hemp-derived CBD products, to concerning ones. The latter are states with no laws against hemp CBD, but certain law enforcement decisions deterring those from selling and buying CBD products. While the Farm Bill declares hemp-derived CBD as legal, laws around CBD seem to change often, so it’s important to monitor your state’s laws.
CBD Laws in New Jersey
For those living in New Jersey, CBD oil laws might seem confusing. But New Jersians are able to enjoy hemp-derived CBD products, like oils, without any worry! A prescription is not needed to purchase hemp-derived CBD. The main focus of New Jersey’s interpretation of the Farm Bill is the difference between marijuana-derived CBD and hemp-derived CBD. The way New Jersey defines each will affect what products are legal to purchase.
Marijuana vs. Hemp
According to New Jersey laws, marijuana-derived CBD is illegal, unless you are registered as a medical marijuana user. However, hemp-derived CBD is legal. So, what’s the difference? Well, it comes back to those THC levels. Marijuana-derived CBD is used to categorize the CBD products that have more than 0.3% THC, which deliver the psychoactive effects. Hemp-derived CBD is used to describe CBD products with less than 0.3% THC. All the products we carry are hemp-derived CBD, which makes them legal in New Jersey.
I live in New Jersey. Can I purchase CBD products online, or only in NJ?
Here at Have a Nice Day CBD, we are happy to say you can purchase your CBD products online! All of our products are under the 0.3% THC limit, which makes them hemp-derived in New Jersey, and legal for use. We highly recommend buying your CBD products online from us, and not just because we’re biased to our amazing products. According to statistics pulled from reviews, New Jersey has the lowest-rated CBD retailers in the country! In contrast, our products are high-quality, and we have high standards for the products we carry
What CBD products should I buy?
If you’re new to CBD products, check out our Beginner’s Guide to CBD. We suggest starting with a basic oil, like NuLeaf Full Spectrum CBD Oil, which comes in five different strengths so you can test which best fits your needs. Oil is great for taking by itself, as well as mixed in your morning coffee or any drink. You can also apply your oil topically. More oral CBD products include:
If you are looking to use CBD oil topically, we have you covered, with products like:
The Future of CBD in New Jersey
At Have a Nice Day CBD, we are excited that states like New Jersey are allowing their citizens to enjoy the benefits of CBD products. But what is the future of CBD in New Jersey? It looks like it’s here to stay. The New Jersey Senate just passed a bill to expand the medical marijuana program, which shows the state’s faith in marijuana-derived CBD. With a top-down effect, this will continue to keep hemp-derived CBD on the shelves and in the hands of citizens of New Jersey as the benefits of marijuana CBD are explored, and even as recreational marijuana becomes part of the discussion.
There are numerous forms and products that contain CBD oil, but with state laws adapting to the ever-growing research of CBD, it’s important to stay up-to-date on your state. You can always be confident that you are receiving quality tested, high-standard, legal products from Have a Nice Day CBD. Now that you know that it’s legal, what are you waiting for?! Purchase your CBD products now!