Police seized boxes of CBD-infused gummy bears from an Alabama company that distributes products to convenience stores after receiving complaints the candies may contain THC.
A representative from the distribution company told WBMA the products contain only legal CBD.
No criminal charges have been filed, pending lab review of the candies, which weren’t identified by brand name.
American Wholesale Distributors says the gummies were destined for convenience stores.
Authorities told WBMA that the retailers likely won’t face charges.
Cannabidiol’s vague legal status has led to sporadic police seizures across the country.
Just last month, 23 stores in Tennessee were padlocked by police for selling CBD products.
Alabama law limits CBD possession to certain medical patients, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration considers CBD a Schedule 1 narcotic.
But federal legislation authorizing hemp production appears to allow nationwide sale of products derived from hemp.
The confusion is the subject of a pending lawsuit awaiting a decision in federal appeals court.
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