Consumer Brands Association, which counts among its members Kellogg’s, Coca-Cola Company, and PepsiCo, Inc., brought together a diverse group to focus on federal CBD policies.
Figi’s story raised awareness about the potential for CBD to reduce seizures, and led to CBD legislation and research around the world.
The DEA has taken Epidiolex, a CBD-based formula for rare forms of epilepsy, completely off its list of controlled substances. Why? The 2018 Farm Bill.
The Agency is specifically looking to collect “scientific data and information about the safety, manufacturing, product quality, marketing, labeling, and sale of products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds.”
The FDA is reopening public comment, collaborating with global regulators on how to handle cannabinoids, and backing research on CBD and “dermal penetration.”
At NASDA Winter Policy Conference, USDA says it’s loosening DEA lab testing requirement for hemp, and FDA signals openness to non-pharma CBD products.
Consumer Brands Association—think Kellogg's, Pepsi, etc.—has created a high-voltage advisory board to frame its advocacy approach.
The CBD industry has long awaited the FDA’s regulatory approach to CBD products, which the agency says it will unveil “in the coming weeks.”
The push could give CBD-based food additives and dietary supplements the green light.
The FDA has been collecting public comments since April to inform CBD product rules, and the window closes tomorrow. From state ag regulators to New York’s Bar Association, here are some highlights.
The agency, which will determine the future of the CBD industry, also provided an update on its information gathering. And yesterday, Canada’s health officials initiated a somewhat similar process.
Proposed legislation isn’t intended to bypass the FDA’s forthcoming national regulations. But with CBD products already on shelves, lawmakers can’t wait.
One unintended outcomes of last year’s Farm Bill: a mini-trend in smoking hemp.
"Across the United States, state and local regulators have been confronted with a huge onslaught of CBD.”
Should cannabidiol be regulated as a supplement, or a drug? Is it effective? Safe? Big business waits impatiently in the wings as the agency thinks through decisions to shape a multi-billion-dollar industry.
It’s more of an engagement and publicity stunt, but this one calls for ice cream fans to contact the FDA in support of CBD.