New York City’s health department has ordered restaurants to stop serving CBD

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New York City’s health department has ordered restaurants to stop adding CBD to food and drinks, threatening to thwart the budding trend.

Bars, cafes and restaurants across the city have been increasingly adding CBD, short for cannabidiol, to cocktails, coffee and food. The compound, which comes from the cannabis plant, promises to deliver the calming benefits of marijuana without the high that comes from THC.

New York City’s health department started cracking down on restaurants in the city last month, saying CBD wasn’t approved as a safe product for consumers. It’s now prohibiting business from adding the supplement to food or drink.

“The Health Department takes seriously its responsibility to protect New Yorkers’ health,” a spokeswoman said in an email to CNBC. “Until cannabidiol (CBD) is deemed safe as a food additive, the Department is ordering restaurants not to offer products containing CBD.”

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