Cannabidiol News March 30 2019
On March 1, Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced he’s running for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Like many in the crowded Democrat field of candidates, he appears to have been advised that campaigns in this cycle need to support marijuana legalization. There are reasons to doubt his sincerity.
Inslee was elected governor in 2012. Washington voters also approved I-502 that year legalizing marijuana in the Evergreen State. Inslee opposed I-502, which may have cost him votes. Luckily for him, his opponent also was against the measure.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s governor has signed a bill designed to make clear that production and sale of hemp-derived food products are allowable in the state. Democratic Rep. Craig Hickman, of Winthrop, introduced the bill earlier this year after guidance from state regulators to retailers to stop sales of food products containing the hemp derivative cannabidiol, or CBD.
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – The Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control issued a notice to retailers Thursday, Mar. 21. They say businesses must stop selling all products containing Cannabidiol (CBD.) The ATC Commissioner says in the last few months the office has been inundated with complaints that some CBD products have a trace of THC, the component in marijuana that gets people high. “At this point, quite frankly, ATC and State Police can’t pull every single product off the shelf to test it and see what’s in it,” said Marine-Lombard.
Nebraska farmers could grow industrial hemp again, and CBD products would be legalized under a bill that was advanced without dissent Thursday to the full Legislature by the Agriculture Committee, according to the Omaha World-Herald.
The bill, introduced by Sen. Justin Wayne of Omaha, would allow for the cultivation, harvesting, handling, marketing and processing of hemp, as allowed by the recently passed federal farm bill.
The law previously allowed only 40 permits for up to 40 acres. Last year there were 162 farmers that applied for the state’s 2019 industrial hemp program. Under the new law anyone who previously applied for a 2019 grower permit will be eligible to grow hemp in South Carolina as long as they pass a state and federal background check.