No, you’re not smoking something. Martha Stewart has entered the fast-growing — but still legally murky — cannabis market.
The domestic diva who brought us hemp yarn is now partnering with Ontario’s Canopy Growth Corp. to develop new products containing CBD, a compound derived from hemp and marijuana that doesn’t cause a high.
First to come, she said, will be a “sensible product for pets.” Neither Stewart nor Canopy Growth is saying if that would be a dog or cat treat, an infused pet food or some other product. They also aren’t saying when and where the products will go on sale, partly because they still face regulatory hurdles. Even Canada, which legalized marijuana last year, is still working out the rules for CBD-infusion in foods.
Proponents say CBD offers health benefits from relieving pain to taming anxiety. Others urge caution until more research is done.
Several states cracking down on CBD products