Debate in Mass Over CBD

Bill Filed To Legalize CBD Products Made From Hemp In Mass.

Some Massachusetts lawmakers want to legalize food and other products made with hemp-derived cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD.

The bill was filed in the Massachusetts House of Representatives late last week, after state regulators banned the sale of some hemp products — including CBD-infused foods and dietary supplements.

Many hemp farmers were confused and frustrated after the state released a policy statement prohibiting CBD products derived from hemp.

The new bill would essentially reverse that policy and allow those products to be grown and sold in Massachusetts.

CBD is becoming very popular as a health supplement thought to ease aches and pains and quell anxiety, among other uses. According to a recent study, the CBD market could hit $20 billion by 2024. Several stores in Massachusetts are already selling CBD products.

State Sen. Adam Hines, a co-sponsor of the bill, said it's important for the state's hemp farmers to be able to tap into…


Greg Stearns