Cannabidiol (CBD) has gained a lot of recent media attention due to a number of industries incorporating it in their food, beverage, and beauty products. Food vendors, restaurants, and hotels have begun introducing or considering the use of CBD infused products in their menus, which makes it essential for professionals working within these industries to understand more about this trend.
While CBD is promoted to ease anxiety and inflammation, people continue to have misconceptions because it’s a chemical compound in cannabis. There is much stipulation to the legality of CBD depending on the composition and origin of the product. It continues to be regulated per state until further clarifications have been made. While some states consider CBD legal, others are unclear or have yet to form an opinion on the matter.
Bristol Associates’ Vice President David Alford recently made four placements in one of the largest vertically integrated hemp producers in the county. We asked David a series of questions to learn more about CBD and its impact on varying industries.