CBD Oil in New York State - Is It Legal?

Disclaimer: Please note that this article should not be taken as legal advice.

If you're a resident of New York state, you've probably been hearing a lot of news about CBD recently. The legality of CBD products has been a source of confusion for residents in the past few years, especially in places like New York City. If you're curious about trying CBD products, read on to learn more about CBD in New York.   

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Is CBD Oil Legal in New York State?

Since 2018, CBD products have been legal on a federal level. It's important to note that these CBD products must be derived from the hemp plant rather than the marijuana plant, and they must contain less than 0.3% of the psychoactive compound THC. All hemp plants, while rich in CBD, contain only trace amounts of THC, meaning that consuming CBD won't get you high or make you feel intoxicated. Though CBD products are federally legal, states have passed individual laws regarding the legality of the substance. This means that it isn't a federal crime, but in some states, you can still get into legal trouble. But is this the case for New York?

There have been recent changes in CBD laws within New York state, and it's important to stay informed, so you can make smart decisions about CBD. In New York state, laws passed in 2020 determined that CBD can legally be added to foods or drinks, but can't be added to products containing alcohol or tobacco. The hemp flower also cannot be smoked. CBD capsules, oils, gummies, and CBD topical products (i.e. salves, creams, etc.) are all legal within the state, as are CBD vapes.

This means that if you live in New York state, there are many CBD products you can buy over the counter. CBD tinctures, oils, and drops still remain the most popular ways to consume CBD. Always buy CBD oils and other products from reputable, trustworthy sources, so that you can be sure you're getting the most high-quality CBD available on the market. 

Understanding Different Types of CBD Products


CBD edibles are CBD products that you can eat. One example is CBD gummies. They can taste just like traditional gummies but they have CBD infused in them. CBD edibles are a sweet (pun intended) alternative to an unflavored oil, which some people do not enjoy. Edibles come in a wide range of types and flavors. 


CBD capsules contain CBD oil pre-packaged in capsule form. Advantages of capsules are they are travel-friendly and easy to consume. Evn CBD capsules contain high-quality, organically-sourced CBD oil. Each Evn soft gel capsule contains 25 mg of broad spectrum CBD, plus 10 mg of curcumin. Curcumin, the active component of the spice turmeric, has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.


CBD Oils (aka tinctures) typically come in 1-2 oz. glass bottles. All you have to do is fill up an oil dropper, put the oil under your tongue, hold for 60 seconds and swallow. Oils remain one of the most popular ways to consume CBD, in part because they allow for fast absorption. 


While most CBD products involve ingesting, CBD topicals are applied directly to the skin. CBD topicals can be used every day, or as needed. Many people use Evn CBD topicals on joints (like knees and elbows) or sore muscles. 

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Is CBD Right for You?

Now that you know the status of CBD in New York state, you may be wondering if CBD products are right for you. Research is still being done about how CBD affects the human body and what conditions it can help to treat. Every human has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that seems to play a part in functions like our appetite, mood, pain response, and sleep cycle. Cannabinoids like CBD and THC interact with our body's endocannabinoid system, which may explain why so many people report feeling relief from certain conditions after taking CBD. Many people notice that CBD helps sleep, enhances mood, regulates energy levels, and relieves mild pain conditions. 

Even if you don't have any chronic conditions that you're looking to treat, CBD may also simply help you relax and find calm at the end of a long day. CBD can be a healthy, safe way to relieve stress and unwind without turning to alcohol or prescription drugs. So CBD could be a good option for anyone, not just people with chronic pain or other ongoing issues. 

If you're ready to give CBD a try, shop for premium CBD products at Evn's convenient online store. We offer a wide variety of CBD products so that you can find a product and dosage that works for you. We are proud to offer all-natural, organically-sourced CBD in all our products. We rigorously lab-test our products to ensure purity and potency.

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