We are disappointed to report that efforts have failed, for the time being, to pass legislation in California that would explicitly permit the retail sale of hemp-derived CBD as a dietary supplement, cosmetic, and food and beverage additive.
Due to intra-party fights that had nothing to do with legislation, (No surprise) the state Senate leadership refused to allow a vote on the legislative language, despite the Governor’s endorsement and the overwhelming bi-partisan support for hemp farmers and our industry.
However, Governor Newsom’s team agreed to immediately establish a policy of formal enforcement discretion, under which current retailers and manufacturers, operating in good faith compliance with current law, would be allowed to continue to sell and manufacture their hemp CBD products until a new law is enacted.
If you would like to read the Bill click below (Its 66 pages long!) Its in a pdf format
A big thank you to wherezhemp for keeping the industry updated!