CBD Beauty Sprouting Up Left And Right, From Skin Care To Toothpaste And Dirty Grass Perfume
Despite current risks in an uncertain legal environment, the opportunity for CBD-infused cosmetics at a time of rocketing interest in all things cannabis is proving too great for many companies to resist.
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FDA Road To Decision On Expanding CBD Uses Starts With Weighing Impact On Existing And Future Use As Drug
At public hearing, FDA officials starting with acting Commissioner Sharpless emphasized CBD is approved only as a drug and deciding on allowing its use in any other type of FDA-regulated product will be done with potential impact on drug development foremost in agency's thinking. Also apparent from questions 12-member panel of FDA officials asked was a potential regulatory pathway for clearing hemp and CBD as dietary ingredients will require resolving concerns about the substances' dose or concentration levels and establishing ingredient identity standards.
The answer to the ‘why’ question can help clarify whether a company is marketing a cosmetic or an unapproved drug, FDA’s cosmetics office director advised attendees at ICMAD’s 38th annual regulatory workshop in New York.