As sales boom in retail establishments throughout Florida, state regulators are now keeping tabs on CBD products that marketers claim can ease arthritis, anxiety and sleeplessness.
The items — including gummy bears, chocolates and dog treats — are part of a national mania for CBD, a non-euphoric compound derived from cannabis plants.
And they’ve been sold for years without any governmental oversight in Florida, until last week.
That’s when Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried’s office took charge of CBD-based products consumed by people and pets, as new rules went into effect on Jan. 1.
Fried, a Democrat, made all things cannabis a cornerstone of her successful 2018 campaign for the state…