Sunshine State Distributing Partners with VYBES to Distribute in Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla.– Sunshine State Distributing announces the launch of VYBES, an organic beverage made with Hemp CBD, throughout Central Florida. The announcement comes just days after Governor DeSantis signed legislation to legalize hemp farming and sales from licensed individuals in Florida.

“The legalization of hemp products in Florida allows us to give consumers what they’ve been asking for—a beverage made with CBD,” said Chris Larue, president and founder of Sunshine State Distributing. “We are excited to introduce VYBES in Central Florida. If you were unsure of beverages made with CBD in the past, this product will change your mind.”

VYBES touts the ability to help consumers’ bodies naturally achieve homeostasis by regulating anxiety, stress and sleep. The beverage comes in five flavors: Honey Crisp Apple Basil, Burning Mandarin, Strawberry Lavender, Peach Ginger and Blueberry Mint. Each is made with organic ingredients and contains 25mg of organic Hemp CBD per bottle.

CBD is derived from the hemp plant but does not contain THC, the psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana. Instead, CBD is a naturally occurring compound that has been shown to reduce pain, inflammation, stress and anxiety.

Florida’s recently signed hemp bill sets guidelines around an already expanding industry. Hemp sales have been legal at the federal level since President Trump signed the Farm Bill in December 2018, but Florida has only recently put forth regulations for the safe sale of hemp products in the state. While some retailers already carry CBD products, the signed bill opens the door for regulations around the cultivation of the plant and stricter rules for selling products that contain CBD. The Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services (FDACS) is in the process of drafting a framework for the industry, which could include requirements on product labels, ingredients, and farming standards.

Products that follow all the current guidelines of the bill are completely legal in Florida. VYBES, a California-based company, has taken a proactive approach with their product, exceeding any current and expected requirements for the sale of their products.

You can find VYBES on shelves at high-end retail stores and restaurants in Orange, Osceola, Polk, Brevard, Lake, Seminole, Volusia and Flagler counties now.

About Sunshine State Distributing

Founded in 2016, Sunshine State Distributing is an independently owned craft beer and spirits distributor headquartered in Orlando, Florida. With a growing portfolio of products, Sunshine State is a full-service distributor that works collaboratively with breweries and distilleries to grow their brands. An extensive background in the alcohol beverage industry allows the Sunshine State team to act as an extension of their partners to customize promotions, educate consumers and drive sales of exceptional and innovative products. Learn more about Sunshine State Distributing at or email