Virginia governor signs CBD food regulations into law

Virginia has joined other states in allowing CBD in food despite federal prohibitions.

Gov. Ralph Northam recently signed the legislation that defines CBD as food and gives state regulators power to regulate the new industry.

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumers will be in charge of regulations and enforcement, including overseeing labeling requirements, identifying contaminants, and batch testing. The bill also establishes rules for facility conditions and requirements for producing hemp-derived products.

Some hemp farmers like Charlotte Wright say the governor’s action “gives validity to the CBD industry.”

“Right now, there is no testing required, no labeling, you have no idea what is in it. It’s like the Wild West.”

– Associated Press