AMA Bans CBD Oil Sponsorship In Supercross

Cycle News Staff | February 18, 2019

After two incidents involving CBD (cannabidiol) sponsorship in supercross, the first with Dean Wilson at Anaheim 1 and the second with Chad Reed two weekends ago at Minneapolis, the AMA has banned CBD oil sponsorship in supercross.

On February 15, the AMA sent out a Competition Bulletin, banning any CBD advertising, sponsorship or logos.

AMA Bans CBD Oil Sponsorship In Supercross
Chad Reed wore CBD sponsorship logo on his helmet at the Minneapolis Supercross.

AMA Release:

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.