New Report, Same Theme On US FDA's Policy On Cannabidiols: ‘Extensive Data Gaps’ On Safety
FDA’s second report to Congress on oversight of CBD market includes results from studies of whether products are mislabeled or adulterated, but also indicates throughout that more data are needed on safety of hemp-derived CBD ingredients used in myriad consumer health, cosmetic and food products already available.
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