We should have seen it coming with all the time she was spending with Snoop Dogg — the pair have been co-hosting “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party” for two seasons on VH1, among other joint ventures. Now the AP reports that Martha Stewart is taking a deeper dive into the fast-growing, but still legally murky, cannabis market.
“The domestic diva who brought us hemp yarn is now partnering with Canada’s Canopy Growth Corp. to develop new products containing CBD, a compound derived from hemp and marijuana that doesn’t cause a high,” the AP reports. “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.”
The report notes: “The U.S. legalized hemp cultivation at the end of last year, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently warned that is still illegal to add CBD or THC — the compound that gives pot its high — to human or animal food and transport it over state lines. It has also cracked down on CBD-infused products that make health claims.”