A Complete Overview of Hemp-Friendly U.S. Legislation Passed In 2019

By Savannah Hasty

At Remedy Review, our readers can find the most up-to-date information about CBD and hemp. We help consumers navigate national and local CBD trends to find products that best suit their needs. As part of that mission, we like to celebrate victories in the CBD industry, whether they come from individuals and companies or hemp-friendly legislation at local and state levels.

Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp is now legal on a federal level. While this major victory for has opened doors to both consumers and companies, there have still been state battles on the legality of certain CBD products. The last three states to impose bans on CBD have changed their tune in 2019. Below is an overview of the most recent legislation of CBD at state levels, and what it could mean for you as the consumer:

3 States with New Laws on CBD


Nebraska was one of the last three states in the U.S. to keep CBD classified as a Schedule I drug. In 2015, the state passed LB 390, a bill that legalized the prescribing of CBD for patients with epilepsy for a Medical Cannabidiol Pilot Study. That study expired in 2019, and opened the door for CBD to be decriminalized. However, for CBD products to be legally sold in the state they must be derived from hemp, and not other cannabis plants (i.e. marijuana).

South Dakota

South Dakota has also kept CBD under its list of Schedule I drugs for quite some time. In 2017 the state passed a law to allow the prescription of FDA-approved CBD drugs. There is only one CBD-based drug that is FDA approved on the market today, limiting South Dakota’s residents from CBD access. However, this year the South Dakota Health and Human Services Committee passed an amendment to decriminalize the possession of hemp and hemp-derived products. This effectively legalized CBD products derived from hemp, but not from other cannabis plants that produce THC-heavy extracts.


In the summer of 2019, Texas finally came around to the idea of legalizing and regulating hemp production. The 2019 House Bill 1325 not only provided clear regulations for hemp production but legalized hemp-derived products containing less than 0.3 percent of THC. This law does not come as a surprise to most Texans, who have found CBD products in stores for several years. However, products with trace amounts of THC were technically illegal until House Bill 1325 was passed. Now, Texans can enjoy CBD products that fit under more general federal regulations.

As the United States becomes a more CBD-friendly area of the world, consumers will have greater access and educational resources for the beneficial supplement. Remedy Review is committed to making CBD education accessible, accurate, and easy for everyone to understand. We provide comprehensive CBD reviews and resources for consumers to better understand the benefits of CBD, and find a brand that’s right for them.

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