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No One's Really Sure How To Regulate This Hemp Food Craze


Added 03-14-19 01:16:07pm EST - “CBD food and drink is big business. Martha Stewart is in it. “People are adding CBD to everything.”” - Huffpost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Huffpost.com: “No One’s Really Sure How To Regulate This Hemp Food Craze”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — At Joshua Hudson’s smoothie shop, a bohemian outpost called Twisted Smoothie in a small strip mall here, customers can add a 15 mg or 30 mg shot of cannabidiol, or CBD, to their blended drinks for a few extra dollars.

They also can get a mini-lecture from Hudson on the virtues of the cannabis extract, found in both hemp and marijuana, which he and other fans claim can ease a range of health problems without making users high.

“It makes everybody better,” said Hudson from behind the counter. He takes CBD before important meetings and first dates to calm his nerves, he said. “I tell people, ‘CBD — it’s a natural Tylenol and Xanax mixed together.’”

Despite limited research on the compound’s health benefits, hemp CBD has become a nationwide health food craze. Stressed-out people flock to cafes and restaurants that sell CBD cocktails and cookies, doughnuts and dog treats. Martha Stewart is advising a cannabis company on a line of CBD products for humans and pets.

Congress recently primed the market for more growth when it legalized hemp farming and sales nationwide.

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