Illinois Lawmaker Introduces CBD Testing Bill
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Illinois Lawmaker Introduces CBD Testing Bill

Rep. Bob Morgan’s legislation would require all CBD products to meet standard testing requirements determined by the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

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October 3, 2019

Illinois Rep. Bob Morgan (D-Deerfield) introduced legislation Oct. 2 that would require all CBD products to meet standard testing requirements set by the state’s Department of Agriculture.

While some manufacturers already submit their products for third-party testing, the state does not require standardized testing for CBD products, according to a Chicago Tribune report.

“This legislation would give the Department of Agriculture the ability to step in to make sure we are selling products that are safe for people to use,” Morgan told the news outlet.

The bill mandates that any untested products for sale in the state be removed from both brick-and-mortar and online retailers, and those not in compliance would be fined $1,000, with increased fines for subsequent violations, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Any fines collected would go to a newly established CBD Safety Fund for law enforcement, according to the news outlet.