US Meeting Set For CBDs’ Impact On Pregnancies, Gender-Specific Biological, Psychosocial Effects
FDA schedules public meeting for 19 November to discuss sex and gender differences in the use and response to cannabidiols. The meeting will address the issue of CBD use in pregnancy, for which no human data currently is available.
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