FDA To Consider Regulatory Shift Making Cannabis Ingredients Officially Eligible For Use In Dietary Supplements
FDA's prohibition against using ingredients derived from the cannabis plant in supplements and food isn't lifted by the farm bill President Trump signed on Dec. 20, but the agency recognizes sales of supplement and food products containing cannabidiol and other cannabis derivatives are exploding in the US.
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In report to Congress about determining an enforcement discretion policy for CBD-containing non-drug products, FDA described challenges it faces, largely unique in its history, in determining whether hemp-derived ingredients are safe in food, supplements and other products that already are “sold increasingly widely."