We’re excited to share that California SB 235 unanimously passed the Senate Agriculture Committee this week. The bill—and its Assembly companion, AB 45—would allow the distribution and sale of CBD as a food, beverage, and dietary supplement (subject to labeling requirements) and would make clear that a product is not adulterated or misbranded for including hemp. California Hemp Supporters are encouraged to use our State Action Center to continue urging state legislators to support AB 45 and SB 235.
In Massachusetts, HB 146 was referred to the Joint Cannabis Policy Committee. The Roundtable is proudly supporting the bill, which is an outgrowth of HD 2579. The bill defines “hemp products” to include consumable and topical products intended for humans and animals, would make clear that hemp and CBD products may be sold in Massachusetts whether manufactured in or out of state, and would allow CBD to be added to human and animal food products without the products being adulterated. The bill recently gained the support of the former House Chair of the Committee, which means that both previous House Chairs of the Committee are co-sponsors. We’re hopeful that the bill will get a committee hearing soon, but we need your help. Massachusetts Hemp Supporters are encouraged to use our State Action Center to urge state legislators to support HB 146.
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