CBD-infused beer gets go-ahead for national distribution

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Shipping across state lines? No problem, as long as you leave THC out of the equation.

A Colorado-based beer maker that produces CBD-infused brews has received the green light from the federal government to distribute its product line nationwide, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Dad and Dude’s Breweria, which is based in an eastern Denver suburb, told the news outlet that it has received permission from the Treasury Department’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, which oversees interstate beer sales. The agency still must approve a product label for the company, but once that happens the company will be permitted to ship and sell its line of brews across the United States.

Although the beer line, George Washington’s Secret Stash, is infused with CBD, the company has been careful to remove all THC from the brewing process to ensure it can legally ship across state lines. Cannabis products that contain THC are forbidden from such practices, given marijuana’s ongoing status as a Schedule 1 controlled substance.

Other cannabis companies that want to expand across state lines must establish grow or manufacturing operations in each state they wish to sell their product, instead of having a central production hub and then shipping across the country from there.

Dad and Dude’s Breweria is not the first infused-beer producer to sell across state lines, however. According to U.S. News and World Report, at least three others are already distributing cannabis seed-infused brews across the nation, including California-based Humboldt Brewing Co., Utah-based Uinta Brewing Co. and Missouri-based O’Fallon Brewery.