Proposed CBD Law In Illinois Draws ‘Major Concerns’

State law now makes industrial hemp subject to random testing

Critics of a proposed bill on CBD in Illinois say the law would be a burden to the sector, which is already battling an oversupplied market and a downturn in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Midwest Hemp Coalition said in a statement it still has “major concerns” with the CBD Safety Act, and suggested that the law, if passed, will benefit marijuana companies at the expense of CBD makers.

The bill, which passed the Illinois House of Representatives 96-15 last week, would prohibit the sale of CBD products unless they have undergone lab testing, meet standards developed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture and adhere to packaging and labeling rules.

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