Managers at Bodega Canal, 69 Canal St., told the Boston Licensing Board this morning they've removed CBD-infused items - which included chorizo, guacamole and cocktails - from their menu following a visit from a BPD licensing detective.
In May, the board sent an advisory to Boston restaurants and bars that until the state rules otherwise, they can't offer any items laced with either THC or CBD cannabinoids.
Bodega Canal apologized for the items, saying they figured that since CBD is now for sale pretty much everywhere, there wouldn't be any harm in offering some premium menu items enhanced with it. A manager said he never got the board's advisory and so was unaware of the local ban until a detective showed up for an inspection on May 16.
Sgt. Det. William Gallagher told the board he decided to visit Bodega Canal after it began getting press mentions for its new items.
In May, the board formally warned a Chinatown restaurant that had rented space to a local potrepreneur for a dinner at which patrons could have THC drizzled over entrees not to do that again.
The board decides Thursday what action, if any, to take over the Bodega Canal citation.