New hemp law creates CBD oil enforcement cloud – KETV Omaha

As more businesses sell cannabidiol or CBD products in Nebraska, a word of caution from the police chief in the Capital City.”You could be jeopardizing your business, your employees and those who patronize your business if you sell these particular products,” Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister said.Bliemeister said Nebraska’s new Hemp Act needs clarification.LB 657 removed hemp and its products from the list of controlled substances in the state to conform with federal laws but Bliemeister said it also placed regulations on CBD products.The product has to come from a hemp plant, contain less than .3 percent THC, and there are strict manufacturing, testing and delivery requirements.”Following the passage of LB 657 it has created greater ambiguity,” Bliemeister said.Lincoln police have not issued any tickets so far but a store owner in Washington County has been charged three times.”It’s been dismissed each time, so I don’t understand why they keep going after it,” said Deborah Archer, the owner of DJ’s Vapes of Herman.The Nebraska State Patrol also has questions for county attorneys.In mid-July, the agency sent a memo to prosecutors advising that the NSP Crime Lab is now reporting marijuana as cannabis as they cannot tell the difference between marijuana and hemp. The lab cannot test the level of THC in products.NSP also asked prosecutors if they will pursue CBD-related offenses or even file marijuana and paraphernalia charges. The agency also wanted to know if prosecutors will charge marijuana-related offenses without THC level lab results.Adam Brewer, the owner of CBD Remedies in Lincoln said he’s not worried about a crackdown on CBD products.”It didn’t make us nervous one or two years ago and it doesn’t make us nervous it’s not really making us nervous now,” Brewer said.Brewer said all of his products have documentation on where they came from and testing results for THC. “To prove it has what it claims to have it in it,” Brewer said.He said he expanded his business to a second location because more people are discovering the pain and anxiety relieving benefits of CBD. “That’s not going to deem products that were legal to sell before (LB) 657, that they are illegal now,” Brewer said.Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson issued a warning to businesses about the legality of CBD oil before LB 657 was adopted by lawmakers. Peterson has not responded to calls to his office inquiring about his stand on the new law.

As more businesses sell cannabidiol or CBD products in Nebraska, a word of caution from the police chief in the Capital City.

“You could be jeopardizing your business, your employees and those who patronize your business if you sell these particular products,” Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister said.

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Bliemeister said Nebraska’s new Hemp Act needs clarification.

LB 657 removed hemp and its products from the list of controlled substances in the state to conform with federal laws but Bliemeister said it also placed regulations on CBD products.

The product has to come from a hemp plant, contain less than .3 percent THC, and there are strict manufacturing, testing and delivery requirements.

“Following the passage of LB 657 it has created greater ambiguity,” Bliemeister said.

Lincoln police have not issued any tickets so far but a store owner in Washington County has been charged three times.

“It’s been dismissed each time, so I don’t understand why they keep going after it,” said Deborah Archer, the owner of DJ’s Vapes of Herman.

The Nebraska State Patrol also has questions for county attorneys.

In mid-July, the agency sent a memo to prosecutors advising that the NSP Crime Lab is now reporting marijuana as cannabis as they cannot tell the difference between marijuana and hemp. The lab cannot test the level of THC in products.

NSP also asked prosecutors if they will pursue CBD-related offenses or even file marijuana and paraphernalia charges. The agency also wanted to know if prosecutors will charge marijuana-related offenses without THC level lab results.

Adam Brewer, the owner of CBD Remedies in Lincoln said he’s not worried about a crackdown on CBD products.

“It didn’t make us nervous one or two years ago and it doesn’t make us nervous it’s not really making us nervous now,” Brewer said.

Brewer said all of his products have documentation on where they came from and testing results for THC.

“To prove it has what it claims to have it in it,” Brewer said.

He said he expanded his business to a second location because more people are discovering the pain and anxiety relieving benefits of CBD.

“That’s not going to deem products that were legal to sell before (LB) 657, that they are illegal now,” Brewer said.

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson issued a warning to businesses about the legality of CBD oil before LB 657 was adopted by lawmakers.

Peterson has not responded to calls to his office inquiring about his stand on the new law.

Source: https://www.ketv.com/article/new-hemp-law-creates-cbd-oil-enforcement-cloud/28627570


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