CBD derived from cannabis is regulated within California as a cannabis product and subject to marijuana laws.

CBD derived from industrial hemp is not an approved food additive it cannot be added to human or animal foods.

As of March 2020, there is still much confusion surrounding the legality of CBD in the state. Additionally, new regulations will require CBD and THC producers to include a “reproductive harm” warning on product labels.


California, a western U.S. state, stretches from the Mexican border along the Pacific for nearly 900 miles. Its terrain includes cliff-lined beaches, redwood forest, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Central Valley farmland and the Mojave Desert. The city of Los Angeles is the seat of the Hollywood entertainment industry. Hilly San Francisco is known for the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and cable cars.

Counties of California

County nameCounty seatGeneral law countyCharter county
Alameda CountyOakland X
Alpine CountyMarkleevilleX 
Amador CountyJacksonX 
Butte CountyOroville X
Calaveras CountySan AndreasX 
Colusa CountyColusaX 
Contra Costa CountyMartinezX 
Del Norte CountyCrescent CityX 
El Dorado CountyPlacerville X
Fresno CountyFresno X
Glenn CountyWillowsX 
Humboldt CountyEurekaX 
Imperial CountyEl CentroX 
Inyo CountyIndependenceX 
Kern CountyBakersfieldX 
Kings CountyHanfordX 
Lake CountyLakeportX 
Lassen CountySusanvilleX 
Los Angeles CountyLos Angeles X
Madera CountyMaderaX 
Marin CountySan RafaelX 
Mariposa CountyMariposaX 
Mendocino CountyUkiahX 
Merced CountyMercedX 
Modoc CountyAlturasX 
Mono CountyBridgeportX 
Monterey CountySalinasX 
Napa CountyNapaX 
Nevada CountyNevada CityX 
Orange CountySanta Ana X
Placer CountyAuburn X
Plumas CountyQuincyX 
Riverside CountyRiversideX 
Sacramento CountySacramento X
San Benito CountyHollisterX 
San Bernardino CountySan Bernardino X
San Diego CountySan Diego X
San Francisco CountySan Francisco X
San Joaquin CountyStocktonX 
San Luis Obispo CountySan Luis ObispoX 
San Mateo CountyRedwood City X
Santa Barbara CountySanta BarbaraX 
Santa Clara CountySan Jose X
Santa Cruz CountySanta CruzX 
Shasta CountyReddingX 
Sierra CountyDownievilleX 
Siskiyou CountyYrekaX 
Solano CountyFairfieldX 
Sonoma CountySanta RosaX 
Stanislaus CountyModestoX 
Sutter CountyYuba CityX 
Tehama CountyRed Bluff X
Trinity CountyWeavervilleX 
Tulare CountyVisaliaX 
Tuolumne CountySonoraX 
Ventura CountyVenturaX 
Yolo CountyWoodlandX 
Yuba CountyMarysvilleX 
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