Tommy Chong, legendary marijuana legalization advocate, counter-culture icon, and one half of the famous former duo of Cheech & Chong is launching a line of hemp-derived CBD oil products with Diamond CBD, a subsidiary of PotNetwork Holdings. 'Chong's Choice CBD,' as the brand will be called, will include CBD-infused edibles, concentrated solvent-free vape additives, and hemp oil tincture drops.
CBD is legal nationwide, however it's still smart to be careful where and when to be public with it. The Indiana State Excise Police recently raided a Fresh Thyme store in that state of its inventory of CBD products due to confusion on the part of the police over its legality. According to Nuvo, 'Indy's alternative voice,' which covered the story:
In May, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a letter to congressional leaders asking them to undo Federal protections that limit criminal prosecution of medical marijuana, personally asking congress to let him go after medical marijuana providers:
CBD can be used and enjoyed in an increasingly wide range of products, just a few of which the news program Spotlight San Diego featured in the following video. As guest Charles Vest, a CBD advocate, says “If you want the healthy aspects of cannabis, you’re going to look for as much CBD as possible.” After taking CBD oil for only a couple of weeks, “I went to my doctor... and found out that my blood pressure had been completely, perfectly regulated.” said Vest.
Reports by the Hemp Business Journal and Vote Hemp calculated the retail value of hemp products sold in the United States in 2016 to $688 Million. Products varied from shelled seeds, to protein powders, to soaps and lotions and are said to continue to increase in sales as popularity escalates. Activists groups and programs basing their fight on cannabis and hemp products have helped increase exposure and knowledge of benefits that these products may offer.
An Oregon power company has recently found itself in a bind when it was forced to increase generation capacity in Santiam Canyon to power a new lumber plant. Rob Freres, Executive Vice President of Freres Lumber says he has serious concerns that the energy marijuana growers in the area consume could potentially restrict future growth of his business. He added that ,
"It is an electricity devouring industry."