Cosmetics Firms ‘Chomping At The Bit’ To Use CBD, But Do So At Own Peril, Attorney Says
Tucker Ellis attorney Ronie Schmelz discusses uncertainties companies face in marketing CBD-containing cosmetics and measures they can take to mitigate risks ahead of expected regulatory guidance.
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