Do you love CBD infused Lattes and other goodies at your local New York City restaurants? Have you thought it was overpriced? Well NYC CBD Edibles Ban has officially begun, the Gothamist has reported.
The CBD Edibles Ban went into effect on Monday, July 1st.
Earlier this year, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced that it would begin ordering all restaurants and bars in the city to stop selling CBD-infused products, citing an FDA ruling from December saying that it is “unlawful to add CBD to food or drink.”
“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has advised that it is unlawful to add cannabidiol (CBD) to food or drink,” the NYC DOH said in a statement. “We have been informing businesses in New York City that may sell food and drink about this regulation to help them achieve compliance.”
What to know about NYC’s CBD Edibles Ban
This means that health inspectors will now have the authority to look for CBD food-and-beverage products as part of their routine food safety inspections.
The Health Department says that any such products will be embargoed—but they will not be issuing violations subject to fines until October 1st. After that date, it will be considered a violation code 04H for adulterated foods; fines for it range from $250-600.
How do the NYC CBD Edibles Ban affect consumers
This is an opportunity for us as consumers to create our own spin on CBD edibles. Bring your own CBD oil with you and add a few drops to your favorite latte.
Not only will you save money but you also dial the dose that is right for you.
Which city will be next?