While hemp has been legalized with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, the legal manufacture and sale of CBD products derived from hemp suffers from a lack of regulation. Although hemp was legalized, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) still has jurisdiction over CBD, and while the FDA has taken public comment, the FDA is still in the process of developing regulations around CBD.
Unfortunately, without regulations, CBD products may not be properly tested before reaching the consumer. For example, a product may have more THC than advertised causing the consumer to unknowingly fail a drug test. The product may also have a different amount of CBD than advertised. To protect consumers, regulations for hemp-derived CBD products cannot come soon enough.