Spanked By The Health Department- Hemp Derived CBD at the center of challenges for store owners
By Julian Mark
Gus Daibis, who opened Sidewalk Wellness on 21st Street earlier this month, learned the hard way. The co-owner of the local Sidewalk Juice chain was checking his email last Tuesday when two inspectors from the San Francisco Department of Public Health walked into his store.
All of Daibis’s edible items had to be taken off the shelves and put into storage, which for Daiblis, is a major loss — he estimates $25,000 to $30,000.
“The reason why I opened the store is my aunt has [multiple sclerosis], and a couple other people in my family use CBD,” Daibis said. “We’re firm believers.”
They are not alone. Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) in January introduced a bill that would legalize the sale of hemp derived CBD edible and cosmetic products. She wanted to protect hemp farmers and had also caught wind of some local enforcement on stores throughout the state. “I don’t need someone going out of business because of this,” Aguiar-Curry told Mission Local.
HEMP DERIVED CBD HEMP OIL IS NOT PSYCHOACTIVE
You absolutely CANNOT get ‘high’ or intoxicated by consuming hemp derived CBD Oil or any whole, raw natural product from Industrial Hemp plants for that matter. Unlike “Medical Marijuana” it does not contain the psychoactive properties of THC. Additionally it is well known in scientific research* that CBD is anti-psychoactive.