Is CBD legal in New York?

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Many tout CBD as a panacea for a variety of ailments, but what it is and how to use it remain murky.

And with the legal fight for recreational use of marijuana ongoing in Albany, New Yorkers may be looking to CBD as an alternative.

But is it legal for New Yorkers?

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a type of cannabinoid, or chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a cannabinoid in marijuana, CBD is not psychoactive and won’t get you high.

A number of products — oils, lotions, soaps and edible gummies — incorporate CBD, and it can be consumed via oral tinctures and vape cartridges.

Is CBD legal in New York?

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