FDA Budget Request Includes $5M For CBD Regulation With Pathway Unclear
FDA includes cannabis product regulation in FY 2021 food safety priorities, “key areas where resources have been historically underfunded and for which there are rising public health needs as growing markets outpace increases to Agency resources,” it states in its budget request.
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Appropriations subcommittee notes the funding in summary of its draft budget bill. Language on FDA’s development of CBD regulatory framework will be included in panel’s report to be released 24 hours before full committee’s markup.
FDA’s food, dietary supplement and cosmetics division seeks funding to support its artificial intelligence capabilities, including post-market surveillance and speedy interventions in instances where safety issues arise. Also of note, the agency cites UV filters’ effects on the skin microbiome as a research priority in its fiscal 2021 budget justification to Congress.
In addition to CBD, Elixicure is formulated with OTC external analgesics monograph ingredients camphor and menthol, But CBD isn't a monograph drug nor approved for use in any pharmaceutical product other than GW Pharmaceutical's Epidiolex.