US House Appropriators Keep A Bullseye On FDA’s CBD Regulation Development
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.
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Appropriation Committee members target $5m for FDA's CBD policy work and suggest the agency enforce against noncompliant firms in their report accompanying legislation proposing the agency’s fiscal 2021 budget.
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