CBD Products, Hemp Becoming Commonplace for Retailers

Tobacco conference includes excursion to farm, manufacturing facilities
Photograph by CSP Staff

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — For retailers attending the recent Smoker Friendly conference and tobacco festival, a side trip to a hemp farm proved eye-opening.

About 75 attendees from the annual conference, held Aug. 22-23 in Broomfield, Colo., visited the farm and production facilities of Solari Hemp, a maker of cannabidiol (CBD) products derived from hemp. Representatives described how they cultivate the crop as well as harvest and distill the final product.

Interest in the process of making CBD products is growing among retailers as demand for the medicinal remedies grows.

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Clarity from the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration came in a memo as Nebraska’s law enforcement agencies are clouded in confusion about the hemp plant and the oil that comes from it.

Users of CBD products are using fewer over-the-counter medications and alcohol beverages, says a consumer-insights firm.

Even though CBD products are becoming very popular, issues of product quality and efficacy evidence continue.

For those interested in learning more about CBDs, this article describes key definitions and distinctions.

Speaking at a recent tobacco conference, a lobbyist for the American Kratom Association described the hurdles both kratom and CBD products face in the fast-growing category of medicinal remedies.

Convenience retailers attending the CSP Behind the Counter tobacco forum discussed multiple aspects of the category, including its overlap with CBD products.

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