Here is the CBD news roundup for July 9th.
Energy Firm Diversifies with CBD
The UK-based energy group Highlands Natural Resources is launching its own line of CBD-infused products to cash in on the hemp flower boom. They plan to introduce pre-roll hemp cigarettes that are infused with CBD along with regular hemp flower on June 17th. They will be sold in convenience stores in Colorado to start. Highlands Natural Resources plans to diversify from gas to grass to capitalize on the growing CBD market.
Farmers Swap Tobacco for Hemp Plants
A shift is also happening in North Carolina. Farmers in the state are transitioning away from growing tobacco to begin growing hemp. Legal since 2014, hemp products have become even more attractive as a crop with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which aimed to promote hemp flower cultivation. Farmers in the state are currently at a disadvantage, as they have to go through a complicated process of third-party testing for cannabinoids, and are then charged per pound, based on the amount of cannabinoid present in the flowers. A bloc of hemp growers in the area aim to change that process to make growing and selling hemp plants easier.
Hemp Flowers and Quitting Smoking
Many people are swapping out traditional tobacco cigarettes for hemp flower prerolls, and are enjoying the experience. Because a CBD cigarette simulates the relaxation of pausing from work to go outside, along with focused inhalation and exhalation, CBD smokes are a welcome substitute. Due to the cancer risk of smoking traditional tobacco, long-time users are investigating CBD cigarettes for their smoke break fix. It’s possible that this change can help many users who are addicted to traditional cigarettes make a healthier choice with smokable CBD buds.