NYC Cracks Down on CBD-Infused Food and Beverages

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New York City is now the first major city in the country to halt the sale of CBD as a food and drink additive. NYC Cracks Down on CBD-Infused Food and BeveragesA dropper containing CBD oil, which a growing number of bars, restaurants, and cafés in New York have used to create CBD-infused foods and beveragesThis week, New York City’s flourishing CBD market hit a colossal roadblock. Holm also said that city health inspectors on a routine inspection this week put roughly $1,000 worth of CBD edibles in plastic bags and marked them “embargoed.” They remain in Holm’s possession. Andrew Cuomo recently said could be passed as soon as April, would regulate CBD, cannabis, and hemp products through a single agency. At Flower Power, “The main product I was selling was CBD, in cappuccinos, espressos, iced coffees, teas.

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NYC Cracks Down on CBD-Infused Food and Beverages

A dropper containing CBD oil, which a growing number of bars, restaurants, and cafés in New York have used to create CBD-infused foods and beverages

This week, New York City’s flourishing CBD market hit a colossal roadblock.

On Tuesday, the city’s Department of Health put out a dire warning to any restaurant, bar, or café that offers food or beverages containing CBD: Get rid of CBD or, beginning July 1, face a fine of up to $650.

According to the website Eater, at least five restaurants have already been forced to stop selling various items, including Manhattan’s Fat Cat Kitchen—well-known for its CBD-infused edibles, which reportedly comprise 30% of their business—and Flower Power Coffee Shop, in Brooklyn.

“It’s like telling me I can buy rum and I can sell rum, but I can’t sell a rum baba,” CJ Holm, co-owner of Fat Cat Kitchen, told Eater. “It makes no sense.”

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