The L.A. Times has reported that President Trump would support a congressional effort to remove the federal government’s ban on cannabis. Ending enforcement against cannabis by the Justice Department would likely stimulate a dramatic increase in the cannabis industry, and could remove the TTB’s ban on CBD oils, hemp and potentially even THC in beer.
The TTB has cracked down in recent months on brewers who have not filed for a formula approval when using CBD and hemp. Letters have been sent to at least two craft breweries in California stating that the breweries were in violation. It is still not clear if the TTB will approve CBD or hemp in beer if the proper process for formula approval were to be followed, but the answer seems to be that they would not.
Trump, speaking to a group of reporters this morning said that he would support Senator Gardner, one of the lead sponsors of a bipartisan effort to allow states to legalize cannabis without federal intervention according to the Time article.