CBD is non-psychoactive. Therefore, it is viewed differently than other products that contain any detectable level of psychoactive chemical known as THC.
In 2014, President Obama signed the Farm Bill of 2014 into law. This law contains a section that removed Hemp from Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act. It also created a legal structure that made cultivation & research of hemp legal in states that wanted to initiate a “Pilot Research Programs” into the cultivation & marketing of hemp and hemp-derived products.