Q: I'd like to know if CBD is considered illegal by the federal government,then why can they have a Patent on it?

1 Lawyer Answer
Karima Gulick
Karima Gulick
  • Patents Lawyer
  • Irvine, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Even if fully compliant with California law, Cannabis and CBD is still a Schedule I drug under the Federal Controlled Substances Act.

It really depends on which product you are trying to patent. If it's a cannabis related substance, chances are you won't get any patent on the product. If it's a smoking device on the other side, there might be ways to highlight the features of the smoking device which are unrelated to CBDs.

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