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CBD Rules In Limbo As FDA Grapples With New Cannabis Era

Law360 (October 28, 2019, 2:47 PM EDT) -- Hemp may have been legalized less than a year ago, but CBD derived from it is already on its way to becoming a multibillion-dollar industry. However, sales of everything from CBD gummies to lattes are occurring in a legal gray area as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration struggles with regulating the largely unstudied ingredient.

CBD, or cannabidiol, has quickly become a sensation since the 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp products with less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC — the ingredient in cannabis that gets people high — from the Controlled Substances Act. But Congress also maintained that the FDA can...

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