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As for marijuana-derived CBD oil, minors under the age of 18 must have parental approval and a doctor’s recommendation to get a medical card. Once verified, the primary caregiver manages the use of medical cannabis on the minor.
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“The law is fairly clear about this,” she said.
Blockbuster hemp ingredient CBD is now officially legal in California in dietary supplements, foods, beverages and cosmetics, as Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB 45 into law.
For example, the new law requires labels to include certain warning statements and a scannable barcode, website, or QR code linked to a certificate of analysis that provides specific testing information, among other label requirements.
“Yet the same people hobbling California hemp for decades are behind it,” said Richard Rose, a pioneer in the hemp space. “And the OGs hate AB 45.”
Specifics of AB45
California has paved the way with all things cannabis. It was the first state to legalize medical marijuana, back in 1996. It wasn’t quite as fast off the draw as Colorado when the Rocky Mountain state legalized recreational marijuana in 2012, but California dutifully fell in line in 2016. But even though the farm bill in 2014, and again in 2018, did its level best to legalize hemp and CBD, California managed to stay stuck in the 20 th century.
To that end, pioneering CBD brand Charlotte’s Web and legacy supplements company Irwin Naturals submitted new dietary ingredient (NDI) notifications to the FDA to demonstrate safety.
It was an arduous, three-year process for the bill to wind through the state legislature, which passed the bill on Sept. 10.
What the FDA thinks about California legalizing CBD
That makes California the 19 th state to restrict or ban delta-8 THC. The other states are Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont and Washington.
This means the California market is, in theory, strictly an intra-state deal. To be sure, California rates as the world’s fifth largest economy all on its own.