BELLEVUE, Neb. (KMTV) — Legal questions haven’t stopped Jeff Queen from opening up two stores in the metro that solely sell CBD. While he cannot say his products cure any ailment, he can tell the customers CBD helped him.
"I can say that it helped my anxiety tremendously, I can it helps me sleep way better. I can I say 'I didn't realize how bad I slept, until I got a good night's sleep," says Queen.
Currently, CBD is in a legal grey area, and the FDA is not regulating the product yet. Because of this, there has been instances where products have been listed as CBD, when they weren’t.
To avoid this, Queen gets his stuff evaluated from a third-party.
"I have to worry about my due diligence, not somebody else, who's carrying a different product line, with a different manufacturer, how much due diligence they have. So I just recommend to the customers when they're coming into the store, whether they're buying from me or somebody else, make sure you have those third party lab reports," says Queen.
Queen also says CBD products will soon get a stamp of approval from the US Hemp Authority, saying it has the correct amount of CBD.
"All their products are vetted and this shows that this is a good clean product and you don't have to second guess, is this what I think it is," says Queen.
Omaha state senator Justin Wayne says he plans to introduce two bills soon that would formally allow the hemp derived product in Nebraska, even though Queen says it's already legal.
"Clearly attorney general feels different, county attorneys feel different so there does need to be some clarification," says Queen.