It was announced this week that the Oregon Liquor Control Commission voted on and passed a ban on all CBD-infused alcoholic drinks in the state. This comes at a time when CBD-infused beer has been becoming more and more popular among local breweries.
The ban is set to take effect on January 1, 2020. All locations that currently sell the CBD-infused alcohol will be required to remove them from their offerings. One thing to note is that it does not include beverages such as CBD-infused soda or soft drinks.
The majority of these CBD beverages that are included in this ban contain very little CBD and based on users experience have very little noticeable effects. Even though CBD is often times thought of being similar to marijuana, the main difference is that there is very little to no THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) which is what causes the psychoactive effects of marijuana.
CBD has continued to grow in popularity however, over the past several years, so seeing this ban come into place could be a small stumbling block to its growth. It will be interesting to see if any other states follow suit and begin to put bans on more CBD products.
At this point in time the Food and Drug Administration continues to try to figure out what kinds of regulatory system needs to be put around the CBD market. More research continues to be done in order to help better understand all of the potential health benefits and risks involved.