Even though there haven't been rigorous human studies with CBD, the market for the purportedly anxiety- and pain-relieving, THC-free marijuana product is already huge.
Weiser will be the first Colorado attorney general in about a decade to belong to the same political party as the state's governor.
The incoming attorney general is working with lawmakers to develop a bill that would vacate some marijuana convictions.
When state voters legalized recreational marijuana through Amendment 64 earlier this decade, the e-cigarette industry had just started to take off.
Marlboro parent company Altria Group Inc. grabbed a 45 percent stake in Cronos Group, a Canadian cannabis giant.
Despite being among the first states to broadly legalize marijuana, cities elsewhere have led the way on expunging misdemeanor drug convictions.
Boulder County Assistant District Attorney Ken Kupfner said it was a matter of “fundamental fairness” given that possession of marijuana is no longer illegal.
Richard Kirk claimed he killed his wife four years ago because he ate an edible.
All told, Democrats gained seats in 62 of the 99 state legislative chambers, according to data provided by the National Conference of State Legislatures. Democrats also added seven new governorships.
It was the first time a jury considered a lawsuit using federal anti-racketeering law to target a marijuana company, and it will likely discourage similar cases in the future.