State seized CBD products, often used for managing pain, from marijuana shops
Alaska marijuana regulators raided several retail pot shops and the state seized their CBD products. The products appeared to be made from marijuana plants.
Enforcement officers with the Alcohol and Marijuana Control office seized CBD oil from several marijuana stores on Thursday.
Sara Chambers, acting director of the office, wrote in a release the oil fell under the state regulation definition of marijuana. Stores selling the products that hadn’t gone through the state’s testing and packaging requirements were violating state law, she wrote.
CBD, which stands for cannabidiol, is a compound found in both cannabis and hemp. It’s not psychoactive, so it doesn’t get people high, unlike THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.
CBD oil is often used for pain management and has been researched in treating a wide range of illnesses. It can be made into a variety of products, like oils and salves.
CBD products derived from hemp can be purchased at other businesses in Alaska, like natural health food stores.