CBD-infused food products

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CBD is not an approved food ingredient

You have almost certainly seen it on the shelves.

Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, has become a popular additive in everything from water to candy.

But you should know it’s not allowed as an ingredient in food sold in most stores and restaurants in Washington. 

The 2018 Farm Bill and Washington State Hemp Law

The 2018 U.S. Farm Bill removed hemp with a THC concentration of no 0.3% or lower from the controlled substance act. But it still gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authority to regulate food ingredients and additives.

The FDA has not approved CBD as a food ingredient.

The Washington State Department of Agriculture, WSDA, regulates hemp processing and is reaching out to the industry to make sure anyone who might sell CBD products is following the law. Those who make or sell food that includes CBD won’t be allowed to do so.

The bottom line

The CBD food products you see in grocery stores, minimarts, health food stores and restaurants are not allowed under state and federal regulations. 

If you have questions, you can email our Food and Community Safety team or call (253) 798-6460. You can also email the Department of Agriculture or call the WSDA at (360) 902-1876.