A hole-in-the-wall storefront in New York City that specialized in chocolates and pastries containing hemp has been forced to close down by city health department regulators over… wait for it… a lack of sinks.
A Forbes contributor speculated that the unreasonable crackdown could have erupted because of confusion on the city’s part over the differences between hemp and marijuana, its psychoactive cousin. The end result, however, remains that Brooklyn Dark Hemp Bar is now closed indefinitely.
The owner refused to comply with what he said were “beyond stupid” requirements, instead shutting down the new shop.
The health department, meanwhile, insists it was only ensuring that standard rules for food vendors are followed and that the action had nothing to do with hemp specifically.