Corey Johnson Wants to Cancel the NYC Health Department CBD ban
Corey Johnson, the Speaker of the New York City Council, claimed he was thinking about canceling the Health Department ban. According to the ban, restaurants cannot use CBD in their food and beverages.
The leader of the City Council called the Health Department ban “an overreaction” and emphasized that CBD was legal.
“I want to hear what the Health Department wants to do to correct this given the science, and if they refuse, the Council is willing to look at this issue legislatively.” Then, he added: “I think the Health Department should develop some regulations that make sense for CBD.”
Agency representatives pointed that CBD gets around the law which bans restaurants from adding additives to their food and drinks. Bill de Blasio, the Mayor of NYC, hasn’t commented on this situation yet. Eric Phillips, his spokesman, said His Honor was “reviewing” the ban.
Last month, the Health Department announced prohibiting restaurants from using cannabidiol in their menus, with a reinforcement date of July 1 and fines between $200 and $650. CBD is a non-psycho-additive cannabis derivative that many people use. Medical experts agree that small doses of CBD in food are not harmful.