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Rochester officials ban sale of edible CBD products in city

Rochester officials ban sale of edible CBD products in city

Original Source: Rochester officials ban sale of edible CBD products in city

Some business owners in Rochester are upset after being told by the city that they cannot sell food and drink products infused with cannabidiol, or CBD, because of health regulations.Businesses including Puglife Smoke & Vape have ceased sales of CBD, which is made from the cannabis plant. Store owner Heather Sondrini said she has been selling CBD products for two and a half years.>> Download the FREE WMUR appNon-edible CBD products can still be sold in Rochester.The state Department of Health and Human Services said it passed along Food and Drug Administration guidelines to cities and towns that have their own health departments, which say CBD is not an approved additive in foods.The state oversees other communities that don’t have their own health inspector, but a DHHS spokesperson said the agency doesn’t have data on which other stores might be selling these products.“It feels unfair to me. It’s one town. I’m trying to make it here,” Sondrini said. “CBD is such a huge thing right now. It helps everyone. I’m trying to help people. I’m not trying to hurt the community.”City officials have also spoken to a cafe in Rochester, which has also had to cease sales of CBD-infused coffee drinks.

Some business owners in Rochester are upset after being told by the city that they cannot sell food and drink products infused with cannabidiol, or CBD, because of health regulations.

Businesses including Puglife Smoke & Vape have ceased sales of CBD, which is made from the cannabis plant. Store owner Heather Sondrini said she has been selling CBD products for two and a half years.

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Non-edible CBD products can still be sold in Rochester.

The state Department of Health and Human Services said it passed along Food and Drug Administration guidelines to cities and towns that have their own health departments, which say CBD is not an approved additive in foods.

The state oversees other communities that don’t have their own health inspector, but a DHHS spokesperson said the agency doesn’t have data on which other stores might be selling these products.

“It feels unfair to me. It’s one town. I’m trying to make it here,” Sondrini said. “CBD is such a huge thing right now. It helps everyone. I’m trying to help people. I’m not trying to hurt the community.”

City officials have also spoken to a cafe in Rochester, which has also had to cease sales of CBD-infused coffee drinks.

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