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New California CBD Law Highlights the Federal / State Regulatory Divide

California’s newly passed Assembly Bill 45 now explicitly permits cannabidiol (CBD) to be included in food and dietary supplement products and creates advertising and labeling restrictions. This is a stark departure from the California Department of Public Health’s prior decision to follow the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ban on ingestible CBD products, especially as the FDA has only become stricter in recent months by going after more innocuous activities involving CBD. Read more…