Congress Should Open CBD Door, Close VMS Market Holes – Sharfstein, Cohen
"We seem to be headed toward a confusing, uneven, and potentially risky market in CBD products. This situation creates an opportunity for Congress to take action," say Joshua Sharfstein and Pieter Cohen in NEJM. Additionally, GW Pharma exec says FDA should reign in the "unfettered" production and sales of food and supplements containing CBD , hemp or other cannabis-based ingredients to prevent potential harm to consumers.
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