FDA Rules For CBD Supplements Urgently Needed, Org Says

By Sam Reisman (November 15, 2019, 6:28 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should affirm that CBD is legal and develop rules for marketing dietary supplements that contain the newly legal but mostly unregulated chemical, a trade group told the agency in a letter on Thursday.

In a so-called citizen petition, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association urged the agency to recognize CBD's legality under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and to require manufacturers of CBD-containing dietary supplements to submit new dietary ingredient, or NDI, notifications to the FDA.

CHPA said that data gathered from NDI notifications, which must include explanations for the product's purported health benefits,...

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