AMA bans advertising CBD logos in Supercross | News
The AMA has banned CBD products from being advertised following incidents involving riders displaying logos of CBD companies at Monster Energy Supercross Events.
Dean Wilson was instructed to cover the Ignite CBD logos on his bike and gear at Anaheim 1 at the request of the offical broadcaster, NBC, and the AMA. Then at Minneapolis, Chad Reed showed up with stickers on his helmet for cbdMD, a personal sponsor of his, but he was allowed to display the logo.
In response, the AMA has introduced a rule that prohibits riders from displaying logos of CBD companies.
Due to the ongoing issues arising from CBD Product sponsorships, we are providing the following notice to riders and their teams.
– The law regarding CBD products, including their lawful sale, possession, advertising, and sponsorship of them, is unsettled. Notwithstanding the change in federal law in December 2018, there are no federal regulations in place yet on how these products can be advertised or promoted. CBD and related products are not completely legal in all 50 states and there are various restrictions on their sale and promotion.
– Signage or promotional displays for CBD-related products will not be allowed in the pit areas.
– No rider will be allowed to race with logos or other promotional displays on their person, their uniform, their gear, or on their bike.
– The AMA will be enforcing this at inspection points and at any other time a violation is brought to the attention of Feld Motor Sports or the AMA. Riders will be required to cover or remove any logo before being allowed to race and at no time during the event are the display of CBD-related logos permitted. Failure to comply with this will result in a rider being removed from a race or denied entry.
– In addition, sanctions may be applied pursuant to the AMA Supercross rule book for any rider who violates this policy.
– This will remain in effect until further notice.
CBD is a hemp oil extract which has a range of medical uses including aiding recovery and reducing anxiety.CBD doesn’t get you high, is fully legal and is not on the WADA banned substances list.
CBD is not to be confused with medical marijuana containing THC, CBD won’t get you high but it does come from hemp, which is a variety of the cannabis sativa plant species. The issue could be that Ignite also sells products that contain THC and that connection was probably all that Feld needed to make the call.