Former FDA Chief Warns That CBD-Infused Food Is Still Technically Illegal

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The FDA is currently working towards nationwide regulations for cannabidiol products, but in the meantime, line cooks adding drops of CBD oil to your meal is still against the law.

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Your favorite cafe is probably breaking the law. Come to think of it, so is your favorite ice cream parlor, smoothie spot, and anywhere else that will add a CBD infusion to your food or drink for a few extra dollars.

In a recent appearance on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” former FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb spoke up about the cultural confusion surrounding cannabidiol, or CBD, in freely sold food and drink products. Despite advertisements for CBD-infused lattes, sundaes, and cheeseburgers on seemingly every commercial strip in the...

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