Alcohol, Cannabis, and Other Drugs Are Prohibited Ingredients

By: Eric Greenbaum

In virtually all cases, Cottage Food Laws and/or other applicable laws would prohibit the sale of items that contain alcohol, cannabis, and other intoxicating substances. But even if that were not the case, these ingredients would not be permitted by Cottage Nosh policy. Cottage Nosh is a marketplace for wholesome and delicious foods made to nourish and delight the communities in which our marketplace is active. It is not the place to seek or offer intoxicating edibles. Therefore do not make, list, or offer for sale any items that contain any intoxicating or psychoactive ingredients, even if those ingredients themselves are legal where you live or operate. Any such listings will be removed by Cottage Nosh admins once we become aware of them and any Sellers that offer such items may be removed from the Cottage Nosh Platform. Examples of prohibited ingredients include but are not limited to:

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Cannabis
  • Cannabis derived ingredients
  • Hemp
  • Hemp derived ingredients
  • Cannabidiol (“CBD”)
  • Tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”)
  • Any over-the-counter (“OTC”) medication
  • Any prescription medication
  • Any illegal drug

The one exception to this policy is items that have alcohol added as an ingredient prior to cooking such that the alcohol substantially “cooks off” during the cooking process. For example, a rum raisin cake would be a permitted item if the rum was added to the cake prior to baking. A rum raisin cake that was soaked in rum after baking would not be permitted.


Eric is a baker, lawyer, scientist, and gardener. He enjoys developing and training health regulations and operating procedures. His favorite nosh is apple blueberry tart.