FDA ISO Data On CBD Safety In Supplements, Sees Potential As Well As Risks
There's a reason the FDA continues accepting comments on questions about using hemp- and cannabis-derived ingredients in products other than drugs months after the comment period closed. "It's safe to say say that in 4,500 comments, we did not receive a lot of hard data around the issues that we specifically requested comments on," says Sharon Mayl, senior advisor for policy in the commissioner's office.
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CFSAN regulatory affairs chief Douglas Stearn says a regulatory pathway wouldn’t be an open door for CBD-containing food and supplements due to concerns about the ingredients’ safety. Legislation from Congress might "do something with CBD that’s different than the rest of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act," he says.