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N.H. DHHS Confirms Edible CBD is Not Approved for Sale in N.H.

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The N.H. Department of Health and Human Services is reminding cities and towns that CBD is not approved for use in food products. In a written statement, the department says, per FDA regulations:

“CBD is not a permitted additive in the state. This guidance has also been issued to self-inspecting municipalities to follow those regulations.”

The city of Rochester recently became the first to crack down on CBD retailers, who were offering the hemp-derived chemical in teas and gummies.

The enforcement came as a surprise to local businesses who had been selling edible CBD for months.

New Hampshire is not the only state to run into regulatory confusion on this issue. In Maine lawmakers passed an emergency law to reclassify CBD to allow the continued sale of edibles.

Meanwhile, the FDA says it is working on new regulations for CBD which is quickly growing in popularity.

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Signs for CBD are more common across New Hampshire, including a pharmacy in Concord.

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