Is looking to crack down on c-b-d edibles.
State officials are questioning the quality of the products.... and one local c-b-d business owner says it is the product testing regulations that need to change.
Donald lewis opened a c-b-d shop in kennewick last october.
His company does all of their own product testing... something that isn't required by the state.
With c-b-d popping up in grocery stores and gas stations... the state may be taking the products out of the market all together.
But lewis says businesses like his shouldn't be punished.
("donald lewis, owner, cbd american shaman: i hope that the state of washington listens to people like us that are already in the industry and already do this stuff on our own and doing it without being asked because i don't think this industry needs to be regulated like marijuana.") lewis says regulations should be set to protect consumers.
He says without product testing - users could injest pesticides or metals that the hemp was exposed to.
He also says for kids that are prescribed c-b-d... edibles are easier for parents to give the child.
No dates or rules have been issues