Residents throughout the Empire state have come to enjoy countless benefits of Cannabidiol (CBD) oil in New York. CBD oil works synergistically inside the body with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), an intricate cell-to-cell communication system that regulates numerous physical processes.
Is CBD in New York Legal?
On July 1, 2019, New York city leadership recently passed a local ordinance that prohibits restaurants, coffee shops, and other retailers from adding CBD to food and drinks. As of October 2019, city businesses that continue to serve CBD-infused snacks and beverages will be subjected to fines and consequences.
This is an act in an abundance of caution to give the FDA time to allow for additional research in order to determine recommended dosing guidelines. Due to the ever-changing landscape of legislation in New York, we recommend doing your own due diligence to understand your local and state laws regarding the sale and use of industrial hemp products such as CBD. Fortunately, the NYC ordinance applies to business establishments only, which means there’s nothing preventing you from adding CBD oil to your own favorite smoothie, mocktail, salad dressing, or hot beverage, in the privacy of your own home.
Besides ingesting CBD oil in your favorite food or beverage, the oil can be simply taken orally or sublingually. Sublingual use is considered to be the most rapidly absorbed, as is as simple as holding the desired number of drops under the tongue for approximately fifteen to thirty seconds. Then, swish and swallow, and avoid eating or drinking for fifteen minutes. CBD oil can also be used as an active topical. Massage it into the affected area, either straight from the bottle or mixed into your favorite lotion.
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CBD oil is federally legally so long as it contains less than 0.3% THC, as mandated by the 2018 Farm Bill. It may not be legal at a state, county, or local level. Check your local laws and regulations before buying CBD oil.
This guide may not be up to date on the current legislation at the state or local level. We recommend you do your research to understand the legalities surrounding CBD oil where you live.