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Can CBD Testing Cultivate Consumer Confidence?

A North Shore lawmaker thinks so and is pushing to establish a regime for pot products destined to be sold at specialist shops and drugstores when the state legalizes recreational marijuana next year. Introduced earlier this month, the CBD Safety Act sponsored by Rep. Bob Morgan would ensure that products containing cannabidiols meet guidelines to be set by the Illinois Department of Agriculture. Used as palliatives for pain and anxiety, CDB doesn’t produce a high. It is delivered in a variety of forms, including balms, skin creams, bath oils and candy.  The Deerfield Dem and his co-sponsors in Springfield are proposing rules that would subject makers and sellers to fines starting at $1,000 for peddling substandard CBDs, with proceeds going to a fund for code enforcement. A testing regime is in place for medical marijuana, which was made legal in 2015. Cities and towns around the state are crafting ordinances that govern where cannabis products can be sold and consumed ahead of the end of prohibition on January 1st.