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Don’t Even Think of Selling CBD as a Door-to-Door Vacuum Salesperson

  • Kirby Co. fires contractors whose family members peddled CBD
  • Congress legalized hemp last year but status remains confused
CBD oil 

CBD oil 

Photographer: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

Executives at Kirby Co.’s home office noticed an odd trend: Its door-to-door vacuum-cleaner salespeople were increasingly involved in the same side gig -- pitching CBD oil.

Kirby, whose parent company is owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., didn’t like the idea that its contractors were getting sidetracked by selling the unproven remedies made from hemp, a cousin of marijuana.