Hemp Industry Daily reports

Hemp entrepreneurs in California are optimistic that long-awaited state legislation to legalize hemp-derived CBD as an ingredient in food, beverages and cosmetics will be revived from suspension and ready for Gov. Gavin Newsom to approve by spring.

A coalition of hemp farmers, advocates and local governments worked through the off-session to submit amendments aimed at improving the chances of a bill that stipulates that CBD is not an adulterant in the state, according to two board members of the California Hemp Council – Eric Steenstra, president of Vote Hemp, and Patrick Goggin, a San Francisco-based cannabis attorney with Hoban Law Group.


The bill
, which would have reversed a 2018 stipulation by California’s health department that hemp-derived CBD can’t be added to food, had significant forward momentum in an emergency push through the state Legislature last fall.

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Hemp in California: State to revisit legislation allowing CBD in food, beverages