3 Legal Marijuana States Are Banning CBD Edibles. Here's Why.
Fool.com - Mon 11 Feb 03:19 GMT

3 Legal Marijuana States Are Banning CBD Edibles. Here's Why.

New York, Maine, and Ohio are waging war on CBD-infused food and beverages.

  In the United States, we saw the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approve its very first cannabis-derived drug in June, saw a handful of new states give the green light to pot during midterm elections, and observed as President Trump legalized hemp and hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) in December by signing the Farm Bill into law.

  CBD edibles come under fire in New York and other select states Everything would seem to be going very well for the cannabis industry, and especially for manufacturers of CBD products.

  Even in states where recreational marijuana is legal, such as Maine, a gray area exists with regard to adding CBD to food products.

  CBD products don't have any labeling standards or dosage guidelines, and in many instances consumers aren't aware how much CBD they're receiving in restaurants and coffee shops that are using CBD in food and beverages.

  It's possible CV Sciences could see some pushback in sales as a result of this CBD edible crackdown, although it's going to depend on whether more states begin banning CBD use in foods beyond New York, Ohio, and Maine.