CBD stores may re-open in Alabama following new federal farm bill
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall issued guidance Wednesday in response to the new federal Farm Bill. Some CBD oils may now be legally produced, sold and possessed.
Cannibinoid oils, or CBD, is known for treating a multitude of illnesses. Consumers said the oils help with stress and anxiety, migraines and more.
"It's had a tremendous impact on me and many people in the community," The CBD Store Owner Tony Bryan said.
Bryan opened the Northport store last summer. He was surprised when law enforcement came knocking in October, telling him to cease and desist CBD sales.
"We were using the product and it helped us. We thought other people needed to know the benefits, and we wanted to help people," Bryan said.
Marshall issued a directive in response to the Farm Bill. He expected legislative efforts to clarify CBD sales in the upcoming session.
"The senate passed a Farm Bill, which included a provision that allowed for CBD coming from industrial hemp that was below a certain percentage to be lawful," Marshall said.
Bryan said the news is a relief in more ways than one.
"It's been a little stressful and difficult and financially straining. But we always had confidence this was the outcome we would get, and we're very blessed and thankful for all the support."
The CBD Store owners said they had been in touch with local law enforcement and would wait for their approval before re-opening for business.