A California proposal to allow hemp extracts in food and beverages has again failed amid broad disagreement on how to allow cannabinoids outside .
The bill would have also set testing and labeling requirements for safety, and to ensure products don’t exceed 0.3% THC levels. But California legislative leaders did not schedule the bill for a vote before the session’s conclusion Monday night.
The bill’s failure leaves in place California’s 2018 policy banning CBD in foods and drinks.
Asssemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, one of the legislation’s sponsors, had said allowing the sale of CBD-infused products would help boost the state’s economy, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic.
The bill would have also given the state’s health department the authority to license and register food manufacturing facilities for hemp-infused products.
The U.S. Hemp Roundtable, a national advocacy group, said in a statement it was “profoundly disappointed” the bill failed.
But many hemp producers in California worked against the measure and cheered its failure.
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