In addition to the federal hemp laws laid out in the 2018 Farm Bill, each state has its own state hemp laws. Before we dive in on Arizona Hemp Laws and the legality of CBD in Arizona, it is important to understand the different types of hemp and CBD products that these laws may be applied to.
There are many (somewhat confusing) terms for hemp oil:
- Isolate or THC-Free Hemp Oil has only CBD and all other plant compounds have been removed, THC is undetectable. Pure CBD Isolate can also be purchased in powder form.
- Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil has all plant compounds, including less than 0.3% THC.
- Broad-Spectrum Hemp Oil has undetectable THC, but contains other plant compounds.
- PCR (Phytocannabinoid-Rich) Hemp Oil with Zero-THC is a new marketing term for broad-spectrum hemp oil.
- CBG Hemp Oil is a hemp oil from a cannabigerol (CBG) rich hemp strain that has more CBG than is found in CBD Hemp Oil.
- Hemp Flower is the dried and harvested flower of the hemp plant. It can be used whole or extracted to make CBD isolate, Full-Spectrum CBD, or Broad-Spectrum CBD (PCR Hemp Oil).
FAQ: Hemp and CBD Legality in Arizona
Is Full Spectrum CBD Legal in Arizona?
That is a trick question because full-spectrum CBD is not the same as the so-called PCR Hemp Oil! This new marketing term is certainly introducing even more confusion around CBD products.
Arizona hemp laws focus on regulating hemp crops and do not regulate retail CBD sales. The state has not explicitly prohibited any CBD products from market as long as they have less than 0.3% delta-9-THC.
Is It Legal to Ship PCR Hemp Oil to Arizona?
It is legal to ship ALL types of hemp products with less than 0.3% THC to all US States according to the 2018 Farm Bill.
Where to Buy Full Spectrum CBD Oil in Arizona?
If you are looking to buy CBD in Arizona, you can do so in stores or online.
Do you need a special license to purchase PCR Hemp Oil in Arizona?
You don’t need a special license to purchase CBD hemp oil (all types) in Arizona, only to grow, test, or sell products.
How Does Arizona Legally Define Hemp?
"Industrial hemp" means the plant cannabis sativa L. and any part of such a plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than three-tenths percent on a dryweight basis.ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES TITLE 3. AGRICULTURE; CHAPTER 2. REGULATORY PROVISIONS; ARTICLE 4.1. INDUSTRIAL HEMP
Growing and Selling Hemp in Arizona
Arizona hemp growers and handlers must be registered and licensed with the state. The Arizona Department of Agriculture regulates and licenses hemp growers. Hemp transporters/handlers and processors must also be licensed but are not regulated. Overall, Arizona hemp laws are not as detailed or strict as some other states.
Hemp and CBD products must comply with Arizona hemp laws:
- Products must contain no more than 0.3% THC
- Products must come from a licensed farm
- Products must be tested by a licensed laboratory
- CBD hemp processors must be licensed but are not regulated by the state
Arizona state hemp laws allow for CBD products such as:
- Hemp topicals
- Hemp concentrates and extracts (oils and tinctures)
- Industrial hemp for building or fiber materials
- Industrial hempseed (food product)
- Industrial hempseed oil (food product)