Proposition 65 — officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 — was intended to keep various chemicals out of California’s water supply, and requires businesses to notify customers about the presence of those chemicals in products.
In this case, the chemical we’re telling you about is something called beta-myrcene. It occurs naturally in a whole host of plants, such as hops, carrots, citrus fruits, pomegranates – and hemp. Myrcene is also extracted from plants for use as a fragrance and flavoring agent, and for various industrial applications.
There are strong arguments that it’s harmless, and shouldn’t be on the Prop 65 list at all. But as long as it’s there, we have to mention it. We encourage our community to do some reading and draw your own conclusions.