California Legalizes CBD Edibles and Smokable Hemp

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The bill also establishes regulations for hemp products including CBD edibles, supplements, and pet foods, as well as smokable hemp and other inhalable forms of the crop. Smokable Hemp Legalized, With a Catch Early versions of AB45 included a ban on smokable hemp and other inhalable products such as CBD concentrates and vape cartridges. Gavin Newsom signed legislation last week that legalizes hemp-derived cannabinoids including CBD for inclusion in dietary supplements, foods, beverages, and other products. The bill requires manufacturers of hemp foods and supplements to register with State Department of Public Health, and mandates independent lab testing for purity and THC content. The legislation also sets labeling standards for hemp foods, beverages, and dietary supplements, including a requirement for a label, barcode, QR code, or website linking to lab analysis test results.

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation last week that legalizes hemp-derived cannabinoids including CBD for inclusion in dietary supplements, foods, beverages, and other products. The bill also establishes regulations for hemp products including CBD edibles, supplements, and pet foods, as well as smokable hemp and other inhalable forms of the crop.

The legislation, Assembly Bill 45 (AB45),  was signed into law by Newsom on Oct. 6 after receiving broad bipartisan support in both the California Senate and State Assembly.

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