CBD, one of the busiest spa products of 2019, has just gotten a snag. New York City has banned the sale of CBD foods in restaurants, bars and other facilities under the Ministry of Health's responsibility, Eater said Tuesday. Health inspectors in the city are already visiting restaurants to enforce the crackdown.
Despite their overwhelming tendency, we do not know much about CBD or cannabidiol, a chemical compound in the cannabis plant that has no psychoactive properties. Many CBD users say it helps with stress and anxiety, muscle soreness, insomnia and more, but there is little scientific evidence to back up or combat these claims. CBD is a testable ingredient.
If only it were that easy. Trying out CBD for yourself becomes difficult in terms of legality.
You know, CBD is still considered a controlled substance if it comes from the marijuana strain of a cannabis plant because the marijuana has THC. However, it is entirely legal if it comes from the Cannabis Plant Hemp which contains very little THC. (CBD from hemp was considered a controlled substance until the newly adopted Farm Bill was reclassified as an agricultural product in 201
The DOH of New York City said in a statement, "Restaurants in New York City may not add anything to food or drinks that are not considered safe to eat," an allusion to the FDA's guidelines. The statement continued, "Until cannabidiol (CBD) is considered harmless as a food additive, the department decrees that no products will be offered with CBD."
Before the crackdown, CBD fans were able to visit some restaurants for CBD. Treat: Fat Cat Kitchen in the East Village selling CBD chocolate biscuits, Adriaen Block in Queens selling CBD cocktails, and Caffeine Underground in Brooklyn selling CBD coffee, just to name a few.
It's not just New York City. Following the Cincinnati Enquirer Ohio began this month with the embargo on CBD products sold to retailers. Ohio's medical marijuana program prohibits the sale of CBD products outside approved medical marijuana pharmacies. However, it is a bleak situation as the program does not differentiate between cannabis and cannabis CBD. And in Maine, the authorities called for the removal of CBD foods from stores, citing FDA guidelines, the Portland Press Herald reported Friday. California reaffirmed its ban on CBD foods last year under FDA guidelines.
confused? Yes, that applies to everyone else. Until the FDA decides that hemp-CBD can be safely consumed or that individual states are working out their own laws, officials have plenty of reason to make life difficult for those who sell CBD-infused food, drinks and other products. As with any drug, acceptance and 100 percent legalization will result in seizures and seizures that will last for years of boring consideration.
But hey, you have to keep up with the trends. Good thing CBD treats are still online.