By now, most people – at least those that keep up with cannabis-related news – have heard of the plethora of benefits provided by CBD (cannabidiol), one of the cannabis plant’s many beneficial phytocannabinoids. It offers many of the medical benefits that THC offers, and then some, but it has no psychotropic effects. Just like THC and many other cannabinoids, it can be vaped, used in edibles, pills, topicals, and more.
The unincorporated Mojave Desert town of Nipton, California, has been purchased by American Green, an Arizona-based company developing several marijuana-related businesses. The town consists of a five-room hotel, a general store, a shuttered cafe, about a dozen mobile homes, and eighteen residents, and cost American Green and other unnamed partners a total of $5 million.
Vermont, the state that brought the world Ben & Jerry's, and Maple Syrup, and Bernie Sanders, is embracing CBD as an intriguing new ingredient in food and drink. In August, Long Trail Brewing Company introduced a CBD-infused IPA, while at about the same time two restaurants, in Burlington and Stowe, announced the addition of CBD dishes to their menus.
In Indiana, a recent controversy involving police illegally seizing products containing CBD has raised CBD's visibility, and it is flying off the shelves of at least one store - Adele's Naturally in Evansville Indiana. Hundreds lined up around the inside of the store, quickly selling out multiple shipments of CBD. And local news station Tri-State Eyewitness News is loving it.
Wrote Tri-State Evening News, to accompany their report:
Texans suffering from intractable epilepsy will soon be able to legally purchase CBD-rich cannabis oils. The Compassionate Use Act, signed into law by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in 2015, required the Texas Department of Public Safety to license at least three dispensing organizations by Sept. 1, 2017.