​Cannabidiol (CBD) in Food 

​​It is unlawful under the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act to introduce food containing added CBD or THC into interstate commerce, or to market CBD or THC products as, or in, dietary supplements, regardless of whether the substances are hemp-derived.  

Under Maryland Health General §21-256 it is unlawful for any establishment to manufacture, sell, offer for sale or receive in commerce any food that is adulterated.  Any food or beverage offered for sale in Maryland that contains CBD or THC products is considered adulterated.

As Federal guidance and the legal environment evolve, the Department will provide additional guidance and continue to work with the local health departments. Please check back to this website for any updates or you may visit the FDA's questions and answers website specific to the FDA's Regulation of Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Products. Please contact the office of Food Protection if you have any questions or concerns regarding a specific product containing CBD.