Bradley attorney Whitt Steineker was quoted in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on the confusion surrounding the legal status of CBD oil in Georgia. CBD began making its way into food and drinks at restaurants, coffee shops and bars across the state when House Bill 213 was signed into law earlier this month. The law allows CBD oil sales as permitted in cosmetics and topical creams. However, a warning was recently issued reminding retailers that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has barred CBD from food and drinks. This has caused the food retailers to pull back on their CBD-infused items, even though the product was removed from the controlled substances list.
“It’s understandable that people would be confused about the legal status because you’re not reading about a bunch of shutdowns or hearing about many enforcement actions,” said Steineker. “The prudent course of action is to follow the FDA’s direction until it changes.”
The complete article, “CBD on the Menu? Not So Fast in Georgia” first appeared in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on May 20, 2019.