Damian Marley marijuana company to add hemp-derived CBD line

The youngest son of late reggae star Bob Marley is the latest marijuana entrepreneur to launch a line of CBD products derived from hemp.

Damian Marley’s marijuana company, California-based Stony Hill Corp., is selling CBD tinctures, gummies and topical creams under the name Stony Hill CBD, according to a news release.

The products will be sold on the Stony Hill website and in “select locations” in the United States that the company did not identify.

Stony Hill executives said they’re getting into hemp-derived products for similar reasons as other marijuana companies because the products are nonintoxicating and legal in more states.

“Hemp-derived CBDs provide an attractive alternative for people looking to reap the medical benefits of cannabis, but who cannot obtain cannabis due to legality issues, or simply do not want to experience the psychoactive effects of THC,” JJ Southard, Stony Hill’s vice president of products, said in the release.

More and more marijuana producers are adding CBD products made from hemp. The hemp-derived CBD market is expected to hit $291 million this year and balloon to $1.65 billion by 2021, according to cannabis-industry analyst Brightfield Group.

BotanicaSeattle, Wana Brands and Dixie Brands are just a few of the edibles makers to start CBD lines in recent months.

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