Fusion CBD is donating therapeutic-level CBD products and hand sanitizer with hemp and essential oils to New York health care workers to help protect and heal their skin, help their muscles recover and help them de-stress.
Hemp for our Future is a network of businesses supporting the production of hemp-based materials and products, and traditional hemp foods to help medical professionals and community members experiencing the devastating impacts of COVID-19.
The company’s Warwick headquarters is complete with nursery, greenhouse and packaging capabilities as well as an official Fusion CBD retail store for the Orange County community.
Fusion CBD has additionally been donating products to the Town of Warwick.
The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, signed by President Donald Trump in December, loosened restrictions on the use of hemp products that contain less than 0.3 percent THC.
The Food and Drug Administration regulates CBD products, much as it regulates nutritional supplements.
Although both belong to the cannabis family, hemp may be grown legally in New York and New Jersey, but marijuana — not yet.
McCauley’s company has a goal of $10 million in revenue for 2019. The company employs 20 in Oregon and Warwick and plans to expand into New Mexico and South Jersey.
Down a quiet country road in Warwick, N.Y., just north of the Jersey border, past homes on large lots, an elementary school and open fields that create a patchwork quilt of greens and browns, is a farm where marijuana’s close relative — hemp — is grown and cultivated.
The FDA approved one cannabidiol drug, Epidiolex, to treat seizures from Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, two rare kinds of epilepsy.
It’s expensive to set up marijuana greenhouses, McCauley said.
There is lots of hype surrounding the hemp plant derivative cannabidiol. It’s touted as a natural remedy for just about anything, but the therapeutic claims are rarely supported by medical evidence.