Floyd Landis, the Lancaster cyclist whose sensational 2006 Tour de France victory was nullified after a doping scandal, is now setting the pace deep into his second career — peddling state-legal marijuana and its derivatives.
A pioneering cannabis entrepreneur, Landis has put the international doping scandal behind him. He has rebuilt his reputation, and become a multistate hemp and cannabis grower and retailer. And in April, he’ll return to his hometown to open a hybrid hemp-product and cycling shop in Lancaster County — home to East and West Hempfield Townships, once major hemp-farming communities.
Advocates of CBD, or cannabidiol, say it has several health benefits, most notably as an anti-inflammatory. The federal Drug Enforcement Administration, which regulates controlled substances, recently approved it to treat some rare forms of childhood epilepsy. There are still questions about its federal legality, though prosecutions are rare. [Read more at The Philadelphia Inquirer]