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California CBD lawyers have become aware of an increasingly concerning trend of arresting people for possession of CBD oil, a low-THC extract of cannabis used in a variety of health applications, often to help treat pain associated with arthritis, cancer and back injuries. As it happens, many who suffer from these ailments are in the in the over-50 crowd, and are seeking CBD treatment.CBD oil for seniors

The AARP reported early last year seniors comprise 36 percent of medical marijuana registries, and many preferred CBD (cannabidiol), which does not get a user high, to its psychoactive cousin, marijuana.

The good news is CBD oil has been removed from the U.S. Controlled Substances list with the 2018 Farm Bill (it, along with the hemp from which it’s derived, used to be classified as a Schedule I alongside marijuana), CBD has become increasingly more popular. (It is not approved for food and beverages, per the FDA.)

But there are states – California for instance – that still retain stringent regulation on CBD. There remains confusion about what is/isn’t legal, and people are still finding themselves the subject of law enforcement investigations when it’s found in their possession. Continue reading

Cannabis stores in California are clearing the shelf space for CBD-infused food and supplements, in preparation approval of Assembly Bill 228, which requires a two-thirds state Senate majority after passing in the House earlier this month.California CBD sales

However, Los Angeles cannabis law firm attorneys urge reefer retailers to exercise caution. It’s unclear whether removing the state level ban would mean companies are legally in the clear to manufacture/sell CBD-infused products and supplements so long as the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has made it clear that such sales are illegal under federal law. The agency is reportedly reconsidering this stance amid intense pressure from the cannabis industry, but thusfar, there has been no shift in policy.

At issue are hemp-derived CBD (cannabidiol), a non-psychoactive extract of the hemp plant, which is a type of cannabis that contains less than 0.03 percent THC (tetrohydrocannabidiol), the cannabis plant extract that gives users a high. The historic 2018 U.S. Farm Bill formally differentiated hemp from its cannabis cousin, marijuana, opening the door for a host of cannabis-derived products, from textiles to beauty products.

Yet even as purveyors of Southern California food and beverages in states where recreational marijuana is legal infuse THC-laden products into everything from pizza and beer to candies and chips, they haven’t technically been allowed under either state or federal law to do the same with CBD. Continue reading

Although hemp and CBD are no longer on the U.S Controlled Substances list, thanks to the 2019 Farm Bill, there are still regulatory agencies that can impose stringent restrictions on their use. L.A. CBD lawyers have been closely monitoring the evolution of federal policy and statutes pertaining to application of legal sales, in particular infusion of food and beverage products made from hemp-derived CBD. L.A. CBD lawyers

In April, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) made clear that CBD made with hemp can’t be lawfully added to alcoholic drinks.

In response to a flood of inquiries submitted by L.A. CBD lawyers and other interested parties, the TTB made clear that while CBD and hemp are now federally legalized, that legality doesn’t pertain to alcohol. Continue reading

Stores throughout Southern California, in Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange County and beyond, are ramping up advertising to promote sales of CBD oil, but questions of legality persist: Who can sell it and how and whether it can be sold at all. CBD oil Riverside attorney

People across the country mistakenly presumed that the 2018 Farm Bill effectively opened the doors to all CBD sales. In fact, that is not the case, and small businesses are learning this the hard way when their shops are raided and product confiscated. Some are even facing criminal charges.

Hemp-derived CBD is now legal under federal law, but not for all purposes. Further, state law has yet to catch up, and police/prosecutors have yet to neatly map their approach with yet another federal-state legal conflict on marijuana law.

As CBD popularity has booming, businesses will want to check in with an attorney experienced in marijuana and CBD law in California to ensure they aren’t properly producing, selling or advertising CBD in a way that could jeopardize their livelihood and even their freedom. Continue reading

If you’re traveling within California via airplane, your safe to bring your personal CBD and marijuana supply without significant concern of criminal penalties (assuming you’re at least 21 aren’t carrying more than one ounce of the flower/bud or eight grams of concentrates like hash or oil, per Prop 64).Los Angeles CBD lawyer

Even after marijuana and CBD became legal for recreational use among adults in California, Los Angeles CBD attorneys would not have advised clients to take their stash to the skies. Over the last several months as federal laws have eased and state regulatory framework came together, airports like LAX began announcing last year they would allow in-state travelers to pack CBD and marijuana in personal carry-ons as long as it was state-law compliant.

However, travelers – especially those with marijuana, hash or other concentrates – still have reason to be cautious. While state and local officials have jurisdiction at airports through security checkpoints, federal agencies control post-security checkpoint areas. Continue reading

The inventor of Jelly Belly jellybeans, through his new brand Spectrum Confections, now offers a line of the confection that comes infused with cannabidiol, or CBD. But whether these beans prove “magic” for the company’s sales, they definitely won’t get you as high as giant beanstalk. Los Angeles CBD business lawyers know the real question is whether the company will be able to legally sell them, even in states like California where marijuana is legal for recreational users. Los Angeles CBD lawyer

The Skinny on CBD Food and Drinks in California

Although California regulators have deferred to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s hard-line stance on CBD as a food or supplement additive (underscoring the prohibition on CBD-laced foods even after the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized industrial hemp), there are indications we could soon see a shifting tide. In February, the FDA commissioner told Congressional leaders the agency may consider eventually allowing food infusions of diluted CBD with low-THC (tetrahydrocannabidinol – the cannabis compound with psychoactive effects). There is no guarantee on when that might be, though. Continue reading