US Hemp Roundtable – Latest State Alert

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High-Priority State Hemp and CBD Bills This week, we’re focusing on bills where the U.S. Hemp Roundtable currently employs lobbyists on the ground to advocate for your interests. These bills are priorities for the Roundtable and are deserving of your advocacy. State Alert: California AB 45 and SB 235 would allow CBD in food and dietary supplement products and make clear that a product is not adulterated due to the inclusion of hemp. It also establishes testing and labeling requirements for hemp products. Versions of the bills have been near passage in California since 2019 and remain an emphasis because of the size of the California consumer market. AB 45 passed the state Assembly and moved to the Senate. SB 235 unanimously passed the Senate Agriculture Committee and has been recommended for passage in a second committee. California Hemp Supporters are encouraged to use our State Action Center to urge state legislators to support AB 45 and SB 235. State Alert: Colorado HB 1317 is a major marijuana bill moving through the Colorado legislature. There was a concerted effort to amend the bill to regulate intoxicating THCs in the adult-cannabis space, not to be sold as hemp products.  The effort failed due to a lack of time in the session, but there will be a renewed effort to address these issues through regulation. We will be vigilantly involved in these discussions to ensure that no language is introduced that would inadvertently restrict hemp-derived products such as CBD. State Alert: Louisiana HB 640 would make technical changes to Louisiana’s hemp program and clarify that ingestible hemp products may be sold. Hemp products would be limited to a total THC concentration of 0.3%, defined as delta-9, delta-8, delta-10, delta-6a, delta-7 and delta-9(11), including all isomers, acids, salts and salts of isomers. Unfortunately,…

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