Hemp Derived CBD No Longer a Permissible Food Additive in California

Interestingly, this CDPH-FDB FAQ explicitly contrasts CBD Oil and Hemp Seed Oil, the former being an impermissible addition to food while the latter, falling outside of this prohibition. Indeed, this issuance notes that the two are in fact very different products and because hemp seed oil is merely derived from the seeds of types of the Cannabis sativa L. plant (and therefore containing mere trace amounts of CBD), food grade industrial hemp seed oil is still a permissible additive, as long as the seed oil is not enhanced with CBD or other cannabinoids. However, if the additive is CBD or CBD Oil, it “cannot be used as a food ingredient, food additive, or dietary supplement.”

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