Smoked meat: French butcher unveils CBD ‘weed sausage’

A French butcher has created a CBD-infused sausage – and they are selling out fast.

Luca Morand, 22, owns Boucherie LM in Marseille, and says: “I’ve never sold so many sausages so quickly.”

He has dubbed the linksOuidi’ – roughly pronounced ‘weedy’ – and sells them for $25 a pound.

His mother Karine told La Provence: “I slept superbly after tasting them.”

Luca added: “I have looked at all the prohibitions concerning it. It must contain less than 0.2% of THC.

“I have a very varied clientele, inter-generational. From the beginning, young people knew what it was.

“Older customers, who know less about the product, I educate them about the plant.”

There is some confusion about the legal status of CBD in food – even in countries where the cannabinoid is legal.

Earlier this month, a former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner warned that all CBD added to food in the US is still illegal.

Scott Gottlieb, who left the FDA in April, told CNBC that consumers must be vigilant because the quality of the product can vary widely.

He said: “A lot of it does have high concentrations of THC. When you get CBD online, a lot of times it has high concentrations of THC.

“You can’t just put it in the food supply.

“Right now, all the CBD is illegal that’s being put into food or dietary supplements.”