CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - In just days, your options for CBD could fade away, all to protect public health. Regulators are considering reigning in sale of these products.
For months, more and more shops have begun carrying CBD products. The owners of these shops say they see how much it's helped their customers and in some cases, their own family.
“My mom was why I started having hemp products in the store. She was diagnosed with breast cancer last year and she was convinced. She never had done it before, but she used it for pain and nausea,” said Holly Rodriguez.
She works with Max and Lola's, which started up in August. They began selling CBD products just two months later.
“When the hemp bill passed, it made it legal, so our products are full spectrum CBD products, so they're legal,” Rodriguez said.
Some may call it a wild new frontier, but North Carolina regulators could soon reign it in.
It has to do with federal authorities approving a drug to treat severe epilepsy, the drug has CBD in it, and as a result of the regulations surrounding it, things like CBD foods and drinks could go away.
“They use it as an alternative to so many things. I mean, the list goes on,” said Mitchell Cook.
Cook runs Vigor, which was among the first CBD shops to open in Charlotte.
“It would flatten what I have built and so many other people have built, and we would have to start back from scratch,’ Cook said.
Shops say if CBD gets reigned back in, people may look for it illegally.
“People are going to get them, one way or another,” Rodriguez said.
The letters from state regulators could go out as early as Monday. It’s important to note that this would affect foods and drinks with CBD in them. Everything else on the market-- such as tinctures, oils and lotions-- would still be legal.