FDA LOOKING TO REGULATE CBD

FDA LOOKING TO REGULATE CBD

Due to the increasing popularity, the FDA will look into regulating CBD into mainstream products. In their statement, they released this past Tuesday, they stated,

“In recent years, we’ve seen a growing interest in the development of therapies and other FDA-regulated consumer products derived from cannabis (Cannabis sativa L.) and its components, including cannabidiol (CBD). This interest spans the range of product categories that the agency regulates. For example, we’ve seen, or heard of interest in, products containing cannabis or cannabis derivatives that are marketed as human drugs, dietary supplements, conventional foods, animal foods and drugs, and cosmetics, among other things. We also recognize that stakeholders are looking to the FDA for clarity on how our authorities apply to such products, what pathways are available to market such products lawfully under these authorities, and how the FDA is carrying out its responsibility to protect public health and safety with respect to such products.”

Last month, he said, the FDA sent warning letters to PotNetwork Holdings in Florida, Nutra Pure in Washington state and Advanced Spine and Pain in New Jersey for “making unsubstantiated claims related to more than a dozen different products and spanning multiple product webpages, online stores, and social media websites.

It is currently illegal under the Food Drug & Commerce Act to introduce CBD or THC into the food supply or market it as a dietary supplement, regardless of whether the substances are hemp-derived.It’s illegal under the Food Drug & Commerce Act to introduce CBD or THC into the food supply or market it as a dietary supplement, regardless of whether the substances are hemp-derived.The FDA isn’t interested in immediately doing away with that restriction, because both “CBD and THC are active ingredients in FDA-approved drugs and were the subject of substantial clinical investigations before they were marketed as foods or dietary supplements,” Gottliebsaid in a statement in December.In Tuesday’s statement, Gottlieb warned that “open questions remain regarding the safety” of widespread use of CBD products, including CBD concentration and the possible impacts of long-term exposure.The market is currently flooded with CBD being added into every industry, this is why the FDA feels a sense of urgency to start regulating these products and following up with false claims.

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