First US Warnings On Drug Claims By Delta-8 THC Supplements Also Describe Safety Concerns
Announcement and warnings, in addition to noting firms’ violative drug and disease claims, explain differences between delta-8 THC and other hemp-derived cannabinoids intended for de-scheduling as controlled substances in 2018 farm bill.
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Questions FDA is asking advisors and the public could generate answers propelling it toward determining whether hemp use in supplements should be lawful with a waiver of its prohibition against using ingredients studied or approved as a drug; or, the answers could stop the FDA in its feet.
Everywhere In Supplements And Food, Is Hemp Safe Enough To Be Lawful? US FDA Wants Science Board's Help Solving Regulatory Conundrum
FDA says Science Board, “utilizing cannabinoids as a case study,” will consider challenges in evaluating safety of “ingredients with predicted pharmacological activity” used in supplements and food. Other ingredients also used in supplements and food also could be on its radar, but for good reason cannabinoids are focus of Science Board discussion.
Filling in the blanks for which ingredients qualify for definition of hemp could be as difficult and complicated as the question of lawful use, says food and drug attorneys. A DEA rule from legislation de-scheduling hemp left room for confusion on which substances qualify.