Advertising restrictions continue to affect the hemp and CBD industry, with one Alaska town removing CBD ads from city buses rather than face possible complaints about them.
The bus system said that no one complained about the ads, but pointed out they should not have been accepted because they could spark controversy.
North Star Borough transportation director Glenn Miller told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that the ads were “not worth a lot of complaints.”
Aurora Apothecary owner Kemp Lankford told the newspaper that, even though hemp-derived CBD was legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill, authorities cited recent guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that CBD cannot be added to foods, dietary supplements or cosmetics as a reason for the removal.
Many hemp businesses say the Farm Bill has not solved the hemp industry’s difficulties finding advertising opportunities.