This is Part IV in my series on CBD oil.

Watch video 1 here.

Watch video 2 here.

Watch video 3 here.


So far in my series on CBD (cannabidiol) oil, we’ve made some good progress in understanding about the cannabis plant and its constituents. For those who are just joining me or for those who want a refresher, below is a quick recap…

In Part I, I discussed the popularity and the precautions of this “miracle elixir” that is taking the nation by storm. I also highlighted the importance of knowing one’s unique biochemistry when determining if any product, whether it be deemed a “panacea” or not, is a nourishing choice.

In Part II, I covered the history and current legal regulations of the cannabis plant, of which CBD and marijuana are derived.

Finally, in Part III, I clarified the difference between CBD, hemp, and marijuana. Next, I summarized the current applications and research on CBD oil, including how one form of it is now an FDA approved medication for seizures.

Now, I take a step back from the clinical science and discuss the legality of CBD oil, specifically. This is relevant due to the recent passage in December of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the “Farm Bill”) that legalized hemp. Many believe that this makes CBD oil legal nationwide as well… not exactly.

In this 15-minute video I cover this topic in detail. I also provide you with empowering information to consider as a consumer so that you will not get bamboozled by companies out for profit versus your health. Finally, I answer the question, “Is CBD oil an essential oil?”

After watching this video, you will have learned:

How hemp was restricted pre-passage of the Farm Bill.

That the state and federal laws differing in the legality of cannabis and its constituents contributes to making the regulations on CBD oil hard to decipher.

How the FDA is still regulating hemp and holds jurisdiction in regulating cannabis, marijuana, and its constituents, CBD and THC, as drugs.

A review of the press statement by the FDA commissioner that provides the details on the legalization of hemp in relation to other cannabis compounds including:

  • hemp’s declassification as a Schedule 1 drug
  • the illegal marketing and disease claims that led to warning letters issued to companies manufacturing CBD and THC
  • the percentage of THC allowed in hemp oil
  • the loopholes left for pharmaceutical, dietary, and nutraceutical companies in using CBD and THC in prescriptions, dietary supplements, or as food additives

State laws on cannabis and marijuana to determine if CBD is legal in your state.

The problems with the “Wild West” of CBD oil including its standardization, quality control, and dosage.

An explanation of the “entourage effect” of cannabis and how it is similar to the synergy of essential oils.

The fact that cannabis does contain essential oils (which have high levels of terpenes).

Determining if your CBD oil is “CBD essential oil.” *

… and a little more.


Clarification on CBD oil vs. Cannabis Essential Oil

I misspoke in this video regarding CBD oil as an essential oil. Please see the accompanying article here. Below is an excerpt:

Most of the CBD oil in the U.S. is not technically the “essential oil of CBD.” CBD is a constituent in cannabis, you cannot extract an essential oil from a compound. CBD oil has different extraction methods than steam distilled essential oils. (source, sourceThis link provides a basic explanation for the most common type, fatty oil extraction.

According to Robert Tisserand, an internationally respected essential oils expert, there is a steam distilled CANNABIS essential oil available in Canada, Switzerland, and France.

Please stay tuned for an article that goes into more detail on cannabis essential oils.


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Please note, unless stated on my BreakFree Medicine website, there is no endorsement of any CBD or associated products. I have been notified that one company has reposted one of my CBD videos with a link to their product without proper permission. I have currently asked them to remove the association and am investigating my next actions.


This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)

Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.