Critics say budget bill in Virginia would make CBD, hemp foods ‘adults-only’

Virginia hemp stakeholders say a budget bill now before Gov. Glenn Youngkin would unnecessarily restrict the purchase of hemp foods, beverages and dietary supplements to those 21 and older, based on language about THC in the measure.

According to an interpretation by the Virginia Hemp Coalition the restrictions would apply to CBD and all other cannabinoid products. Specific language in the bill prohibits the retail sale of any product containing THC that is ingestible “orally or by inhalation.” Hemp and hemp-derived products meant to be consumed contain only negligible trace amounts of THC, and are legal in many state and international jurisdictions.

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