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Legendary Marijuana Advocate Tommy Chong is Launching a Product Line With Diamond CBD

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.

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Spotlight San Diego Features a Variety of CBD Products on the Market

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.

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Sales of CBD and Hemp Products are Projected to Grow

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.

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Cannabis industry faces tension over energy use

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."

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