Health officials with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services have issued an order demanding that stores remove edible products containing hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD). According to the Portland Press Herald, the order was issued because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not deemed CBD to be a safe food additive. While the order may hamper efforts to get the state’s hemp industry off the ground, its effect will not be uniformly felt. Hemp-based CBD products may still be smoked, vaped, or used in topical applications and medical cannabis patients will still be able to receive oral CBD supplements from licensed dispensaries and caregivers.

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