FDA Will Not Issue CBD Regulations, Plans to Work with Congress Instead

January 27, 2023 · Ganjapreneur

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday denied three petitions to allow the marketing of CBD products as dietary supplements and said that the agency would “work with Congress” on a regulatory pathway for the cannabinoid. 

The statement was issued by Principal Deputy Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock. 

Woodcock said the decision would allow policymakers to develop “a new regulatory pathway for CBD … that balances individuals’ desire for access to CBD products with the regulatory oversight needed to manage risks.” 

Woodcock also said there are concerns about the potential risk of CBD for animals and that “people could be unknowingly exposed to CBD through meat, milk and eggs from animals fed CBD.”   

“Because it is not apparent how CBD products could meet the safety standard for substances in animal food,” she writes, “we also do not intend to pursue rulemaking allowing the use of CBD in animal food.” 

She added that the agency has “not found adequate evidence to determine how much CBD can be consumed, and for how long, before causing harm” and, therefore, “do not intend to pursue rulemaking allowing the use of CBD in dietary supplements or conventional foods.”   

An FDA report from 2021 noted that the CBD market has grown rapidly in recent years and estimated its worth at $4.6 billion.  (Full Story)

In category:CBD
Next Post

The Marijuana Industry Goes from Bad to Worse - FDA Will Not Approve CBD Regulations and Will Work With Congress Someday On It

As if the marijuana industry isn't reeling enough with $75 ounces in multiple states, NASDAQ listed Akerna going under, and MSO Curaleaf pulling out of competitive markets like California and Colorado, more bad news hits the industry, this time, on…
Read
Previous Post

FDA’s inaction on CBD regulations means more marijuana questions for Congress

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s announcement Thursday that it won’t regulate products containing CBD and will instead pass that buck to Congress means the preservation of the current, uneasy status quo for now. It will also mean more work…
Read
Random Post

Restaurant Denies Service to Rapper for Smelling Like Pot, Sparking National Debate in South Africa

Should restaurant patrons who smell like weed be denied service at a restaurant? That’s the question South Africans are asking after one of the country’s top rappers was denied service along with two friends.  South African rapper Emtee was denied service, along…
Read
Random Post

Poll Finds 60% Support for Minnesota’s Edibles Legalization

According to a MinnPost/Embold Research poll, 60% of Minnesotans support the recently-passed law allowing up to 5 milligrams of hemp-derived THC in food and beverage products. The poll found that 21% opposed the legalization of any “edibles that get people high.”  Another 7%…
Read
Random Post

Legislation to curb unlicensed and illicit sale of cannabis included in New York State budget

Governor Kathy Hochul signed new legislation Wednesday in an attempt to curb the unlicensed and illicit sale of cannabis across New York State. The legislation allows the Office of Cannabis Management and the Department of Taxation and Finance to assess…
Read
Random Post

Jesse Ventura Considering Launching Cannabis Brand in Minnesota

During a cannabis expo in late July, former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura said he is interested in launching a cannabis brand. Ventura, a former professional wrestler, actor, military veteran, and longtime cannabis advocate, said he wants “to be the first…
Read