FDA Response To Cannabidiol Confusion Is Slow And Steady

Law360 (May 16, 2019, 5:54 PM EDT) -- Despite the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s prohibition against the inclusion of cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, in food products and dietary supplements, consumable CBD products have, almost overnight, been placed on store shelves across the nation. Products containing CBD, one of many cannabis-derived compounds, are not a new occurrence, but the Dec. 20, 2018, change in the legal status of hemp under the 2018 Farm Bill is driving the influx of hemp-derived CBD products in the market amid confusion about their legal status. Hemp’s legalization did not authorize hemp-derived CBD’s inclusion in foods and dietary supplements, but many companies are, nonetheless,...

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