First, it was New York, now the state of Washington has banned CBD infused food products.
This clarification comes at a time when the CBD community patiently await federal regulations and guidelines on CBD.
The FDA has stated that they hope to have this by the end of the year.
Despite federal legalization of Hemp under the 2018 Farm Bill, the FDA has clearly stated that CBD added to any food ingredients is illegal.
Last week, former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb said the hemp CBD food products that are currently available in stores are federally illegal.
“You can’t just put it in the food supply,” said Gottlieb, who left the FDA in April. “Right now, all the CBD is illegal that’s being put into food or dietary supplements.”
Washington authorities noted that once the FDA finalize CBD regulations they will update their policy accordingly.
We will keep you updated on any further progress.