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Cannabidiol (CBD) has become a popular ingredient in many products. There are now many ways to access these products, such as through CBD delivery apps.

Read on to learn more about CBD, CBD delivery apps, and other places to purchase CBD products.

Please note that the author of this article has not tried any of these apps.

Is CBD legal?The 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the legal definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act. This made some hemp-derived CBD products with less than 0.3% THC federally legal. However, CBD products containing more than 0.3% THC still fall under the legal definition of marijuana, making them federally illegal but legal under some state laws. Be sure to check state laws, especially when traveling. Also, keep in mind that the FDA has not approved nonprescription CBD products, and some products may be inaccurately labeled.

CBD is a type of cannabinoid. This means that it is a compound that comes from the Cannabis sativa plant.

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 states that CBD is legal if it comes from the hemp plant and contains no more than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

THC is a compound in both hemp and cannabis. It typically causes the “high” that people associate with cannabis use.

Although CBD from the hemp plant is now legal according to federal law, many states are still in the process of updating their laws. For example, some states may allow CBD if it contains 0% THC, while others may allow the whole plant.

If a person wants to check whether or not CBD is legal in their state, they can check their local cannabis laws.

Learn more about buying CBD here.

There are a few apps available to find trusted brands and retailers that sell CBD products in the local area.

However, a person’s experience of using these apps may vary due to their location and state laws regarding cannabis product regulations.


  • Android rating: 4.7
  • iPhone rating: 4.9
  • Price: Free

Weedmaps allows users to discover CBD products and brands in their local area. It also helps them find dispensaries, deliveries, deals, and healthcare providers capable of prescribing CBD products.

The app also provides information regarding CBD products, such as pricing, laboratory data, and cannabinoid information.

Weedmaps is available for download on Google Play and the Apple Store.


  • Android rating: 4.3
  • iPhone rating: 4.9
  • Price: Free

According to its developers, Leafly is an award-winning app that allows users to learn more about CBD products.

People can discover a variety of products — such as tinctures, topicals, concentrates, and edibles — based on user reviews. They can also learn about the effects, aromas, flavors, and availability in nearby stores or dispensaries.

People can also find pickup and delivery services in their local area.

Leafy is available for download on Google Play and the Apple Store.


  • Android rating: 4.0
  • iPhone rating: 4.4
  • Price: Free

People can use the Vana app to learn more about CBD products available from trusted and licensed brands and retailers in their local area.

Through using the app, people can find local delivery services as well as online and nearby in-store retailers for CBD products.

Vana is available for download on Google Play and the Apple Store.


  • Android rating: 3.2
  • iPhone rating: 4.0
  • Price: Free

Using the Kushy app, people can search through the business directory and find dispensaries and CBD products in their local area. They can also research which delivery services are available.

Kushy is available for download on Google Play and the Apple Store.

Most products that contain CBD use a diluted version. Manufacturers do this by mixing the CBD with a carrier oil. This creates CBD oil.

Manufacturers may state which type of CBD the product uses. It is important for people who live in states where any amount of THC within a product is illegal to understand the difference. Labels may state that the product is one of the following:

  • Full spectrum: This means that the product contains all cannabinoids within the plant, including up to 0.3% THC.
  • Broad spectrum: This means that the product contains all cannabinoids but typically does not contain THC. That said, some products may contain trace quantities.
  • Isolated CBD: This means that the product only contains CBD. It does not contain THC or other cannabinoids.

Research suggests that CBD products may be beneficial for:

  • Inflammation: A study exploring arthritis in rats suggests that CBD may have anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Sleep: People who have difficulty falling asleep may benefit from CBD products. Taking a moderate-to-high amount of this compound before bed can cause a sedating effect, making it easier for people to fall asleep.
  • Acne: CBD may have the potential to reduce sebocytes. These are the cells responsible for causing sebum, a buildup of which can lead to pimples.
  • Anxiety: In a study in which 72 adults with symptoms of anxiety received CBD treatment, 79.2% had a decrease in their anxiety within the first month.
  • Pain: Older research suggests that CBD may be able to help reduce levels of chronic pain.

Visit our dedicated hub for more research-backed information and in-depth resources on CBD.

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There is a lack of scientific research regarding the potential risks and side effects of CBD. More research is necessary to examine the potential long-term effects of CBD use.

The side effects of CBD are also likely to vary depending on the type of product a person uses and how they administer it.

Some side effects of taking CBD orally may include:

Some people may consider using cosmetic products that contain CBD. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are unable to guarantee the safety or effectiveness of CBD as an ingredient in these products.

People can use CBD in many different ways. This will depend on whether the product is a cream, tincture, oil, salve, or gummy.

Manufacturers will likely provide their own instructions regarding how to take or use the product.

A person may use or take CBD in the following ways:

  • by ingesting it
  • by taking it sublingually, or placing it under the tongue
  • by applying it topically
  • by inhaling it

There are several ways a person can access CBD products. The following sections will explore these in more detail.


A CBD dispensary is a store that specializes in CBD products. They usually sell many different types of products.


A person can purchase CBD products from many online stores. To assess the quality of the product, a person should check to see whether or not the manufacturers include laboratory test results of the CBD.

If a person lives in a state that prohibits CBD products containing THC, they should avoid these when ordering CBD products online.

Health stores

Health stores are likely to stock CBD products such as cosmetics, oils, and creams.

CBD is a compound that comes from the Cannabis sativa plant. Currently, only CBD that derives from hemp with less than 0.3% THC has approval under federal law.

People can use CBD delivery apps to find CBD products and delivery services available in their local area. A person can access CBD products from dispensaries or online. However, they should always check their state cannabis laws before purchasing CBD products online.