Hemp-sourced CBD: LEGAL
Marijuana-sourced CBD for medical use only: UNCLEAR
Marijuana-sourced CBD for recreational use: ILLEGAL
Medical marijuana is legalized in Arizona (Proposition 203, 2010). However, the courts have interpreted the law to exclude cannabis extracts, as well as CBD, since Arizona law still defines cannabis as separate from marijuana.
As a result, individuals who are approved for medical marijuana use have been charged with criminal possession of a drug when they’ve innocently purchased CBD. Judges continue to disagree as cases like this go back and forth in the courts. Until these reach the Arizona Supreme Court, the legal status of marijuana-sourced CBD for medical users remains unclear.