California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed a bill Wednesday legalizing retail sales of a wide range of consumable products derived from the plant.
The signing of AB 45 into law makes non-intoxicating cannabinoids like CBD allowed to be legally sold as dietary supplements and used as an ingredient inside food and beverages.
The bill stands as the foundation which lawmakers will use to pass a measure to establish a tax scheme before marketing these products. The legislature to advance a tax measure is expected to come to a head during next year’s session. Hemp producers can immediately begin growing and manufacturing smokable products to be sold in other states.