First up we have

The North Dakota Supreme Court has agreed hear a case on that question – and while it won’t set precedent in other states, it may provide guidance for similar cases.

The case of Falesteni A. Abu Hamda will give the state high court the chance to weigh in on a conviction based on the DEA’s statement that CBD is an illegal drug.

Hamda, who goes by Phil Hamda professionally, was charged in 2017 with seven drug crimes after police seized CBD vape pens and gummy bears from two of his Tobacco Depot shops in Watford City and Alexander, North Dakota.

CBD case in North Dakota tests police reliance on DEA guidance

Over in Wyoming


A Colorado-based grocer backed by national chain Kroger has removed CBD products from one of its stores in Wyoming after warnings from police.

Lucky’s Market – a Boulder, Colorado, company that partners with Cincinnati-based Kroger – and Jackson Whole Grocer & Cafe took the CBD off their shelves in Jackson Hole after they were threatened with criminal penalties if they continued selling them.

The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation told the stores the products were illegal, the Jackson Hole News & Guide reported.

Wyoming threats force Kroger affiliate, another local grocer to pull CBD products