Although hemp and CBD are no longer on the U.S Controlled Substances list, thanks to the 2019 Farm Bill, there are still regulatory agencies that can impose stringent restrictions on their use. L.A. CBD lawyers have been closely monitoring the evolution of federal policy and statutes pertaining to application of legal sales, in particular infusion of food and beverage products made from hemp-derived CBD.
In April, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) made clear that CBD made with hemp can’t be lawfully added to alcoholic drinks.
In response to a flood of inquiries submitted by L.A. CBD lawyers and other interested parties, the TTB made clear that while CBD and hemp are now federally legalized, that legality doesn’t pertain to alcohol.
Manufacturers and distributors wishing to market alcohol products with hemp derivatives, even those allowable under the law, they first need to submit a laboratory analysis of the ingredients therein to be sure they don’t contain any controlled substances barred for such purposes.
The agency has been engaged in ongoing consultation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on the issue as needed. L.A. CBD lawyers caution anyone selling these products to consult with an attorney first, most especially if sales are occurring across state lines.
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Federal Agency Clarifies Rules On Adding CBD To Alcoholic Beverages, May 6, 2019, Marijuana Moment
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