The Selectboard will discuss “zoning regulations regarding CBD and THC use and purchase availability," at the request of a Norwich resident that works in Community Health Outreach at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. The email letter was in the April 25th Selectboard packet under correspondence and carried over to the next Selectboard meeting scheduled for May 9th.
The letter’s focus is on “protecting youth from CBD access/exposure, until harm vs. benefits are known.” However, the letter includes concerns about THC as well.
The “ask” of the Selectboard in the letter is for it to “consider working with the Mt. Ascutney Prevention Partnership and look at implementing zoning regulations on Hemp, CBD and THC oil, edibles, smoking, vaping, salves, honeys use in Norwich town building/ property, farmers markets, food stands, business until the science supports their benefit or safety.”
Cannabidiol or CBD, a compound found in marijuana and hemp plants “does not appear to have any psychoactive effects such as those caused by” THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, says Wikipedia. Makers “of CBD claim their products are derived from industrial hemp, and therefore legal for anyone to use” in the United States.