Industry Leaders Comment On The Passage Of The Farm Bill


Nancy Whiteman, Founder & CEO, Wana Brands: “The cannabis industry is closely watching the outcome of the Farm Bill. And while we are seeing a lot of startups try to move in, nobody is better suited to operate in this market than experienced licensed cannabis manufacturers. Marijuana infused producers have been perfecting precise dosing, testing, and supply chains for the past decade, and these companies will lead the way in the next generation of CBD products. CBD-only products are perfect for those seeking the therapeutic benefits of CBD without the intoxicating effects of THC.”

Wana Brands has already launched a CBD-only product—Mango CBD Sour Gummies—in Oregon and is poised to come online with a full CBD product line in the first quarter of 2019.

Lisa Richards, co-CEO, L’eela CBD Body Care: “What is known about CBD is only the tip of the iceberg. The whole plant extracts derived from hemp that contain CBD, is an oil that not only provides excellent hydration and anti-inflammatory properties, it contains significant amounts of antioxidants. Consumers are just starting to understand the benefits of CBD, and when the floodgates open, they are going to need to be educated and be their own advocates. Hemp may be federally legal with the passage of the Farm Bill. However, more importantly, where is it sourced? How is it processed? The passage of the Farm Bill is only the first chapter.”

Richards is co-founder of L’eela CBD Body Care, a line of artisan supplements and luxury body care products that feature the wellness benefits of hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD). All L’eela products are non-psychoactive, formulated with pure and organically produced ingredients, and made with hemp that is grown and processed in the USA. L’eela puts sustainability at the forefront of its ingredient sourcing and manufacturing. For more information, visit