CBD Gaining Ground on State Level!

Throughout the week, and towards the end of last week, states such as Florida, California, and New Jersey have made major announcements concerning CBD.

On Tuesday June 25, Florida Governor Ron Desantis signed SB 1020 into law, expanding Florida’s hemp program and explicitly legalizing the retail sale and possession of Hemp-derived CBD. Individuals can now carry CBD on their person without arrest.

On Monday June 24 , AB 228, a U.S Hemp roundtable-supported bill protecting the retail sale of hemp-derived CBD in California, which passed the house unanimously this spring, passed unanimously out of the Senate Business and Professions Committee where it was amended to provide for labeling and testing requirements for CBD products. The final step for before the senate floor is the Appropriations Committee, U.S Hemp Roundtable is hopeful that the bill will be fast-tracked. If you are from California, visit the California state Action Center to get in touch with your local legislation and urge for support of this bill.

Last week, Thursday June 20, New Jersey General Assembly unanimously passed A5322 a bill which explicitly legalizes the retail sale of hemp-derived CBD, using provisions from the U.S Hemp Roundtable’s Model State act. Specifically the bill declares that hemp products such as CBD “shall not be considered controlled substances,” and “may be added as an ingredient to cosmetic, personal care products, or products intended for human or animal consumption.” The Bill is now on Governor Phil Murphy’s desk and he is expected to sign it in the coming weeks.

This speedy update is credited to U.S Hemp Roundtable.

As always, as news breaks, we’ll update you on the newest information on laws and regulations surrounding the industry.