Here’s the nub of her argument. Read her full piece in the, Mercury News, at the link below
In California, it’s time to end this Catch-22 situation. I’ve spoken to Governor Newsom about this and have met with his public health director. I anxiously await the opportunity to work cooperatively with the administration on this issue.
In the meantime, I believe the Legislature should act expeditiously to permanently eliminate confusion for California consumers, retailers and manufacturers. That’s why I’ve introduced Assembly Bill 228, which passed the Assembly last week, to place into law a clear statement that foods, beverages, and cosmetics cannot be banned solely on the basis that they contain CBD that is derived from industrial hemp.
Consumers are demanding CBD products and telling their friends of its benefits. With the most recent federal farm bill, hemp farmers can legally grow their crop and ship it in interstate commerce. Now is the time for California to make it easier for its citizens to access a non-intoxicating, plant-based product they want, and for state farmers to establish themselves in a fast-growing agricultural industry.
Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, D-Winters, represents a district spanning from Wine Country to the Sacramento Valley.