Hemp-CBD is on the Brink of Legalization in California

The 2018 Farm Bill legalized Hemp in the U.S. While we are still waiting for the FDA’s regulations around hemp-CBD, California is about to pass AB 228 which would circumvent the issue on a state level. As of right now, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) prohibits CBD from being added to products in accordance with their FAQ. The California Sherman Food, Drug, & Cosmetic Law allows the CDPH to remove products from shelves that they considered to be “adulterated.” With AB 228, products cannot be considered “adulterated” solely because of the addition of CBD. Therefore, California’s CBD industry is excited for the Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on August 12, 2019.