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Is it legal to smoke CBD in public in California? The answer may surprise you!

Street sign for California with palm trees and sunset in backgroundWelcome to the wild world of cannabis law! As a California resident, you may have heard (or maybe not) that it's legal to smoke hemp, but not marijuana in public places. But what's the difference, you ask? Well, let's dive in and find out, shall we?

First, let's set the record straight: it is technically not illegal to smoke hemp in California. However, the state does prohibit smoking or vaping marijuana in public. So, what's the difference between hemp and marijuana, you may be wondering? It all comes down to the levels of THC, the psychoactive compound found in cannabis.

Hemp, as defined by federal law, must contain less than 0.3% THC. This means that you can smoke hemp without getting the "high" associated with marijuana. On the other hand, marijuana typically contains higher levels of THC, typically above 0.3%. So, while you may be able to enjoy the benefits of CBD from smoking hemp, you'll want to avoid sparking up a joint containing marijuana in public places.

 If you're a Californian wondering about the legalities of using CBD, you've come to the right place!

First things first, it is legal to use CBD in California, as long as it is derived from hemp and contains less than 0.3% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). This means you can buy and consume CBD products, such as oils, tinctures, capsules, and edibles, without any legal issues. However, when it comes to smoking CBD in public, the rules are a bit different. It is also legal for adults 21 and over to consume cannabis as well, but that is another topic. The only places you can technically smoke cannabis at, is in your private property or someone else's private property allowing it.

Blonde California man smoking a cannabis joint in publicCurrently, there is no law specifically banning people from smoking hemp outdoors in California, but the state prohibits smoking or vaping marijuana in public. So, this means that it's best to avoid lighting a hemp joint near businesses, schools, or parks, to avoid any confusion or potential legal issues. A hemp joint will smell and look just like a regular cannabis joint, so don't run the risk.

So, what are some ways you can legally consume CBD while out and about in California? Here are a few options:


  • CBD edibles: You can find a wide variety of CBD-infused edibles, such as gummies, chocolates, and even drinks, at dispensaries and health food stores throughout the state. These products are easy to take with you on the go and can be consumed discreetly.
  • CBD topicals: CBD-infused creams, lotions, and balms can be applied directly to the skin, providing localized relief for conditions such as pain and inflammation. These products can be found at dispensaries, health food stores, and even some beauty stores.
  • CBD tinctures and oils: These products can be taken sublingually (under the tongue) or added to food and drinks. They're easy to take with you on the go and can be consumed discreetly.


Outside view of a cannabis dispensary in CaliforniaWhat CBD brands in California to trust?

As for the CBD brands in California and the hundreds online, there are plenty of options to choose from. Many of these brand's products are very good (some are not), but the cost of them can be a significant barrier for many consumers. Many of these brands rely on elaborate advertising campaigns and inflated prices to make a profit. This is where Eden's Herbals comes in.

Eden's Herbals is a trusted brand that has grown from brand loyalty and word of mouth, rather than expensive advertising campaigns. We offer some of the highest-grade CBD products on the market at an affordable price point. Our customers trust us for our transparent, sustainable, and ethically sourced products. We believe in offering the most affordable quality products to our customers. We have a wide range of products, such as oils, tinctures, capsules, and edibles, that are all made with the highest quality ingredients, and lab tested.

In a market flooded with overpriced, overhyped products, Eden's Herbals stands out as a reliable source of affordable, high-quality CBD. If you're looking for a brand you can trust, we hope that our legacy of Eden's Herbals trusted products helps welcome you in.

Cannabis leaves with hand holding scissors about to trim themOk to wrap this up, now while smoking CBD (hemp) in public may not be explicitly prohibited in California, it's best to avoid it to avoid any confusion or legal issues. There are plenty of other ways to consume CBD while out and about, such as edibles, topicals, and tinctures, that are completely legal and easy to take with you on the go. Remember to always purchase from reputable brands (like us) and do your research to ensure you're getting a high-quality product.