CBD Becomes Breakout Star of 2019 NACS Show

About 70 cannabidiol distributors showcased their products at the annual expo
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CHICAGO — Cannabidiol (CBD) was one of the breakout stars of this year’s NACS Show in Atlanta. In a first for the show, NACS added a dedicated CBD pavilion to its exhibit hall lineup. The partitioned section—which required attendees to scan their badges upon entering—showcased a variety of hemp-derived CBD products from about 70 distributors.

Products included CBD-infused face masks by CBDfx; Hemp Bomb’s CBD-infused gummies; Reliva CBD’s tinctures and oils; Myle Vapor’s Kyle CBD vape pens; Forth CBD’s drink powders; Hemp Thrill’s energy shots; Natural Healer’s hemp oil herbal sprays; Social CBD’s pet drops; Veritas Farms’ CBD lip balms; and Zorbitz Primo’s CBD Therapeutic Putty.

The CBD section aimed to help educate retailers about the different types of products in the market, as well as to help them feel ready once these products are approved for sale, said Leigh Walls, director of exhibit sales and services for NACS.

CBD made headlines outside the NACS Show over the past month. Here’s a compilation of the latest news stories relating to CBD products and hemp …

The broadcast, "CBD and Convenience Retailing: The Perfect Marriage or Ticking Time Bomb," will explore the hazy CBD landscape, up-and-coming CBD products and trends, and what this budding industry means for convenience-store retailers.

Lawmakers say the agency’s reaction time is ‘chronically slow’

Will distribute Medterra CBD’s topicals, creams, tinctures and capsules at c-stores nationwide

Getting an early start by offering the information shoppers are looking for can help retailers grab a piece of this growing market

Forth Cannabidiol is a line of full-spectrum, hemp-derived tinctures

CBS News partnered with Mile High Labs in Colorado to test nine CBD oil samples purchased from around the country

During this three-day event, to be held Oct. 28-30 in Charlotte, N.C., attendees will learn about looming legislation on CBD, take a tour of a local dispensary and farm, and do a deep dive into consumer trends, acceptance and usage

Mile High Labs, a maker of bulk hemp-derived CBD products, opened a 400,000-square-foot facility in Broomfield, Colo.

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