Author: Javier Hasse       Published: 01/30/20120           Forbes

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The Southern University and A&M College, the largest historically black university in Louisiana, serving African-American students since the 1800s – well before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed in the U.S., has launched its own hemp-derived CBD product line: ALAFIA.

According to information procured exclusively, the brand is the result of a partnership between the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Baton Rouge and Ilera Holistic Healthcare. The lab tested and pesticide-free products will be available for over-the-counter purchase across the U.S. soon, the makers say, in compliance with the 2018 Farm Bill. So far, however, the line is only available at select locations across Louisiana — where sales commenced today, and features two products: Isolate CBD and Full Spectrum CBD. Additional CBD products will be released soon, a company spokesperson added.

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Ilera Holistic Healthcare’s chairman, Osagie Imasogie, explained the name ALAFIA (not to be confused with Canadian company Aleafia Health) comes from a Yoruba language word that means “inner peace.” It was with this in mind that the product line was formulated, he added.

“Our team of experts created a superior hemp derived product with patients in mind. We are proud of this partnership with Southern [University] and pleased to know our product will be available to the people of Louisiana and beyond,” he voiced.