cbd south floridaDecember 15, 2021
As Texas legislators work towards possibly making CBD legal in the state, confiscation of the oil by federal officers has “skyrocketed” this year at DFW Airport, NBC 5 Investigates has learned.
Police officers slapped handcuffs on 71-year-old Lena Bartula at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport after they found CBD oil in her travel bag. Now she’s talking about her two nights in jail.
Mr. Worldwide has partnered with Columbia Care to release a new line of full-spectrum CBD wellness products.
CBD Arrests Flying High at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
The advertisement shows a photo of Hanks with a false quote: “The advances Doctor Oz has made in the CBD industry are remarkable,” the ad incorrectly quotes Hanks as saying. “I wouldn’t believe it if I hadn’t had the chance to try it out for myself.”
A woman who was arrested after bringing CBD oil into Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom won’t be facing charges, authorities said.
More pet owners are using CBD for their dogs and cats. The NBC 6 Investigators found test results should be the voice for your pets before choosing which products to use.
U.S. regulators warned a leading marijuana company for making unproven health claims about CBD, the trendy ingredient that’s turning up in lotions, foods and pet treats. The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday it warned Curaleaf Inc., of Wakefield, Massachusetts, for illegally selling unapproved products. Curaleaf’s claims could lead people to delay medical care for serious conditions like cancer, the.
The Food and Drug Administration is looking for “pathways” to legalize the sale of CBD oil and other cannabis-based compounds in food and beverages in a move that could remove one of the last remaining legal hurdles for companies hoping to sell such products across state lines. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb outlined steps the agency is considering in regulating cannabis.
Kim Kardashian West is “high key freaking out” about the arrival of her fourth child and wants nothing more than to Zen out at her baby shower. Hence, her planned CBD-themed bash, the reality star and makeup mogul told E! News. There will be massages and a tea ceremony with crystals, she said while promoting her new line of sunglasses.
2019 in South Florida was a year marked by tragedy and crime, but stories of hope and encouragement also prevailed. As the year winds to a close, here’s a look at some of the most-clicked articles on NBC6.com. Hurricane Dorian didn’t hit South Florida directly, but the Category 5 storm skidded dangerously close to the Sunshine State’s coast. The.
Charges Dropped Against Woman Who Brought CBD Oil to Disney World.
CBD oil-infused gummy bears, lattes and other food, drinks and dietary supplements are selling quickly even though the U.S. government says they’re illegal and local authorities have forced some retailers to pull products. The confusion has the nation’s two largest states and others moving to legalize the cannabis compound that many see as beneficial to their health. Lawmakers in Texas.
Walgreens will sell CBD creams, patches and sprays in nearly 1,500 stores in select states, the company told CNBC on Wednesday. The drugstore chain will sell the cannabis-based products in Oregon, Colorado, New Mexico, Kentucky, Tennessee, Vermont, South Carolina, Illinois and Indiana. Walgreens declined to specify which brands it would carry.
NBC 6 Investigates a new law that could regulate the way CBD products are bought and sold in Florida.
Potheads have for decades celebrated their love of marijuana on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it.
An NBC 6 Investigation found some products on the market labeled as containing CBD did not have the amount listed on the products. More than half of the samples tested had less than half of the amount of CBD advertised on the label or no CBD at all.
Tom Hanks Slams ‘Intentional Hoax' Ad That Shows Him Endorsing CBD Company.
Some are calling it a natural miracle drug for ailments ranging from joint pain to seizures and anxiety. Skeptics say it’s too early to “greenlight” CBD, known for its greenish hue. CBD is short for cannibidiol, one of the chemical compounds in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, CBD does not produce a mind-altering high.
Also complicating matters: CBD’s dubious health benefits. While detractors compare it to over-hyped snake oil, proponents describe CBD as a salve, treating ailments as wide-ranging as acne and cancer. So far Epidiolex, used to treat seizures, is the only CBD-laced pharmaceutical on the market approved by the FDA.
There are trace amounts of THC — about 0.3 percent — in the milkshakes and sundaes at Foxworth Fountain in Delray Beach, chef and co-owner Rhyan Dildine says. Dildine’s soda fountain opened in March, sharing space with Delray Shores Pharmacy, which her father-in-law started in 1975.
In October, Nardi says a Hollywood-based CBD supplier, Third Day Collective, approached him with the idea to lace his pizzeria’s products with CBD oil. He started with fruit smoothies, and in early December debuted CBD pizza, his marinara sauce loaded with about 100 milligrams of CBD oil.
The other problem: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says using CBD oil as a food additive is illegal nationwide, says Seth Hyman, a medical marijuana expert with the Plantation law firm Kelley Kronenberg.
At Foxworth Fountain in Delray Beach you can order ice-cream floats, sundaes and milkshakes speared with syringes of CBD oil. Three weeks ago at Colada, a cafe north of downtown Fort Lauderdale, employees began spiking shots of Cuban cafecito with the oil.
“I’m a true believer in CBD,” says Dildine, whose husband is the owner-pharmacist at Delray Shores Pharmacy. “There’s a woman who comes here three times a week with a lot of pain from cancer. She gets a root-beer float with three doses of CBD oil, and she’s as happy as a clam.”
Served on Foxworth’s 21-and-older “adulting menu,” which also offers craft-beer milkshakes, sweet treats include CBD’s Nuts, a sundae topped with organic almonds, peanuts and CBD-infused whipped cream, plus a drizzling of more CBD oil; and Daddy, Chill Out, a milkshake in a fudge-lined glass with a 25-milligram syringe of mint chocolate chip-flavored CBD oil.
That hasn’t stopped Dave Nardi, the owner of Pizza City, from infusing his New York-style pies with CBD. Pot-leaf cartoons and the phrase “CBD infusion” decorate the windows of his Las Olas Boulevard pizzeria.
The FDA declared CBD products illegal as a food additive in a Dec. 20 statement after President Trump signed into law a big farm bill that reclassifies hemp — which is cannabis containing 0.3 percent or less THC — from a narcotic to an agricultural product. The bill effectively legalizes hemp, with one big caveat: Hemp-derived oils, such as CBD, must first pass FDA approval.
“We didn’t have to inform the FDA before we served this pizza. (Hemp) is not illegal,” says Alvarez, adding that his oil was tested for impurities at a Davie-based laboratory called EVIO Labs. “I’ve read the (new farm bill) in depth, and it’s clear. The FDA is trying to regulate this so people don’t get high on accident. Our CBD is as pure and clean and organic as a cannabis plant can be.”
Customers have told him it’s a hit, Nardi says, but admits he’s been peppered with questions about CBD and its health benefits.
Here’s the problem: Some CBD-laced foods contain trace amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive substance in marijuana that produces a euphoric high. THC is illegal in Florida for those without a medical marijuana card.
Because of the current government shutdown, attempts to contact an FDA spokesman this week were unsuccessful.
“If you have to take a drug test, although it’s on a micro-level, you may test positive for THC,” Nardi says.
“(CBD oil in restaurants) is dangerous to consumers,” says Hyman, a business consultant at the law firm. “You don’t know where the oil is coming from. The FDA clearly states that it’s unlawful to introduce CBD into food or dietary supplements. Period, end of story. What these restaurants are doing is a marketing ploy.”
“Selling unapproved products with unsubstantiated therapeutic claims is not only a violation of the law, but also can put patients at risk, as these products have not been proven to be safe or effective,” FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb wrote in the statement. “Cannabis and cannabis-derived products are considered new drugs or new animal drugs and must go through the FDA drug approval process for human or animal use before they are marketed in the U.S.”
South Florida restaurants are buzzing over CBD in recent months, touting the oil’s ability to treat everything from chronic pain to anxiety.
Still, Nardi says, he only sells CBD pizza to customers 21 and older, and wouldn’t recommend pizza-lovers try it before a job interview.
“Mostly I’ve been getting, ‘Will this pizza get you high?’ and of course the answer is ‘no,’ ” Nardi says. “I tell customers that the (CBD) flavor is as mild as extra virgin olive oil. People are telling me they’re happy that, finally, Las Olas is becoming more progressive. But I’m still getting lots of people who don’t know what CBD is.”
Regardless, CBD oil has gained a foothold in Florida, where it’s widely available at markets and vape shops in glass bottles and bath bombs, dog treats and gummies.
“People thought (the farm bill) would open the floodgates for legalizing CBD,” Hyman says. “But the FDA still requires approval.”