US CBD Supplement Market Anxious For Lawful Use Proposal, And FDA Offers Cannabis Drug Research Guidance
Adding more cannabis-containing drugs to the three already approved in the US relies on research, but hundreds of supplements and other FDA-regulated non-drug products containing CBDs already are available under enforcement discretion by the agency.
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Supplements containing hemp-derived cannabidiols aren’t typical products subject to FDA’s regulatory oversight, and the document stating its thinking on enforcement in the market submitted to the Office of Management and Budget isn’t a typical draft guidance.
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.
The trade group’s petition is second on a regulation for CBD’s use in non-drug products submitted to FDA and largely tracks with CHPA’s November 2019 petition. Comments continue to reach the FDA after in March it reopened its docket about establishing a CBD regulation, but with little data the agency says is needed for its decision.