CBDs Move Through Murky Waters

A curated list of stories on the uncertainty of product legality, quality
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CHICAGO Convenience retailers remain hesitant to jump into the fast-moving waters of cannabidiol, or CBD, even months after the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018—also known as the Farm Bill—made the growing, production and sale of hemp-based products legal in the United States.

Retailers attending CSP’s recent Convenience Retailing University (CRU) conference in Orlando, Fla., discussed CBDs with a lot of enthusiasm, but confessed reservations about federal and local regulations and requirements. Many believed that uncertainty would keep them sidelined for a while. Erin Butler, senior category manager of program and opportunity development for convenience-store chain Kum & Go, Des Moines, Iowa, said, “It’s a trend we’ll capitalize on when we can, but we don’t want to risk the legal ramifications.”

While retailers like Butler have pushed the pause button on CBDs, the category continues to evolve. Here are other stories tracking those trends …

4 Due Diligence Tips for Stocking CBD Snacks and Candy

Consider using one supplier and giving them a checklist.

CSP to Host CBD and Cannabis Conference

Three-day event will help retailers prepare for the new, fast-growing product category.

Lawmakers Push to Allow CBD-infused Food Products

Bipartisan group asks FDA to develop legal pathway.

Detroit Officials Order CBD-infused Food, Drinks Pulled

'Fun for a minute,' says local bar owner, as officials cite FDA statements.

Where Should C-Store Retailers Shelve CBD Snacks and Candy?

Choices include behind the counter or in traditional aisles.

With CBD, Cannabis Wellness Market Goes Big

Cannabidiol oil-infused products have opened up a new space for cannabis.

Cannabis Stocks Tumble as FDA Chief’s Departure Leaves CBD Regulation in Limbo

Uncertainty shakes up market as Gottlieb announces exit.

Cannabis Cocktails: CBD-Infused Booze Is Here, Denver

Cannabidiols make their way into the food chain.

Forget Growing Weed

Make yeast spit out CBD and THC instead.

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