A former U.S. surgeon general is joining the advisory board of a California CBD company.
Dr. Richard Carmona, who served as surgeon general from 2002 to 2008, will advise Kadenwood, a privately held company that makes topical CBD products in Newport Beach, California.
The appointment gives Kadenwood a government insider to “shift the perception of CBD,” company CEO Erick Dickens said in a statement.
Terms of the appointment were not disclosed.
Kadenwood plans to start selling topical CBD products this summer.
Carmona was appointed by former President George W. Bush and oversaw a landmark 2006 report on secondhand smoke.
After leaving office, Carmona ran unsuccessfully in 2012 for U.S. Senate as a Democrat in Arizona, his home state.
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