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Cannabis and the Law

This guide gives an overview of the rapidly evolving laws concerning marijuana and CBD oil.

General Information

About this Guide

In recent years, laws regarding cannabis have changed rapidly across the United States. The number of changes to the law have left people confused about what exactly is and is not legal in different jurisdictions. This guide will give you an explanation of the current status of state and federal laws about marijuana and cannabidiol (CBD).

Please note: this is an area of law that is evolving very quickly. The information contained in this guide is subject to change based on new laws and regulations.

Texas and Federal Law

In general, marijuana is classified as a controlled substance on both the federal and the state levels. Please see the Cannabidiol (CBD) and Compassionate-Use Program pages of this guide for specific instances in which certain cannabis products have been legalized.

Note: State and federal law use the spelling "marihuana."

Federal Law

Texas Law

E-Books Available from the Texas State Law Library