Senate FDA Appropriation Includes $2M For CBD Enforcement Discretion Policy
Instruction in Appropriations Committee report on FY 2020 spending bill garners support from some stakeholders while others say setting a safe level of CBD's use in non-drug products should come first. Senate appropriators endorses FDA policy that regulations allowing sales of CBD non-drug products "not discourage the development of new drugs."
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Both Senate and House reports on FDA FY 2020 appropriation include requests for agency’s research, policy evaluation, market surveillance, issuance of an enforcement discretion policy and appropriate regulatory activities related to regulated products that contain hemp-derived CBD. House report, though, expresses stronger concern about exploding sales of potentially unsafe CBD supplements.
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