What CBD Shutdowns Mean and How to Fix the Problem
In the early months of 2019, and after the recent passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, an increasing number of state and municipal agencies continue to pay close attention to hemp-derived CBD products, in some cases leaving products under siege by regulators.
New York represents one high-profile example where, somewhat surprisingly, the New York City Department of Health seized products featuring CBD as a food additive from restaurants, bars, bakeries, and coffee shops. Correspondingly, the agency publicly announced a targeted crackdown of such products to occur — first indicating it would be this summer and then delaying until fall 2019 — where such locations will be docked points by the health agency if continuing to serve products with CBD. There are remaining concerns as to the state health department’s treatment policy towards these products as well. Ohio, Texas and Maine have also experienced adverse enforcement activities, and other states such as North Carolina are threatening the same.
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