Nation’s First Hemp Bar Shut Down By New York City Regulators

[Originally published by Forbes]


In late September, America got its very first hemp bar, when an establishment called Brooklyn’s Dark Hemp Bar opened in New York City. But not even a month passed before it was shut down by regulators from the city’s health department. One possible reason may be that hemp–which can now be legally grown in New York state–is still wrongly perceived as a mind-altering drug, and may have been targeted by the city. But the reason given was mindlessly technical: the bar didn’t have enough sinks…[read the rest at Forbes]