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Research and Briefings

Food for Thought- June 2019

The Potential Highs — and Lows — of CBD-Infused Foods


Although marijuana-derived cannabidiol (CBD) is still illegal under federal law, Congress recently created a pathway to legalize CBD created from hemp. Food and beverage companies are now scrambling to enter this niche but fast-growing market, offering a variety of new products infused with CBD, from ground beef to jelly beans and ice cream. But the road ahead is lined with potential trouble that food and beverage risk professionals must carefully consider before jumping on the bandwagon.

In the latest edition of Marsh’s Food for Thought series, we examine how regulators’ views on CBD are changing and the risks and potential liability that food and beverage companies must consider in producing and selling CBD products.