Topic: CBD

Second Act: Illinois Lawmaker Proposes Bill To Regulate the CBD Industry

Fresh off becoming the first state to create a recreational marijuana market via legislation, at least one Illinois lawmaker remains focused on the cannabis industry. On October 2, 2019, Illinois Representative Bob Morgan (D-Deerfield) introduced the CBD Safety Act (HB 3906), which will mandate that CBD products meet labeling and minimum testing requirements pursuant to rules adopted by the Department of Agriculture.

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CBD Industry Continues to Struggle With Product Content and Labeling

Last week, the Center for Food Safety (a national non-profit public interest and environmental advocacy organization) released the results of a recent study that identified some disturbing findings about the CBD industry. According to the study, nearly half of the 40 companies surveyed received failing or near-failing grades (Ds and Fs) for “their production and processing methods, testing protocols, and transparency to consumers.”

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Back in Session: A Look at California’s Latest Cannabis Bills

Though it still feels like summer in balmy Los Angeles, school is back in session and so is the California legislature. From banking reform to labeling, state legislators are set to mull over at least five bills directly impacting the $2.5 billion legal cannabis industry in California, now ranked the fifth largest economy in the world.

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Wisconsin, the Birthplace of Modern Progressivism, Lags Behind on Marijuana (But Not CBD)

Wisconsin has long been known for its progressive politics. Yet on one of the more progressive issues of the era—the legalization of marijuana for recreational and/or medical use—Wisconsin has made essentially no progress. It is among the minority of states that have not legalized marijuana for any purpose.

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The Green Rose of Texas? The Lone Star State Expands Medical Marijuana and CBD Access

On June 10, 2019, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed HB 1325, a law that will immediately allow for hemp farming and the production of low-THC hemp and cannabidiol (“CBD”) products. Although some CBD products were already available throughout the state, their legal status was—at best—unclear. Now with the new law, CBD products containing less than 0.3% THC can be legally bought and sold.

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