FDA Announces Public Hearing on Regulation of Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Products

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a public hearing on May 31, 2019, “to obtain scientific data and information about the safety, manufacturing, product quality, marketing, labeling, and sale of products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds.”1 This offers those within the cannabis industry a unique opportunity to speak on their concerns and interests over regulation of cannabis plants and cannabis-derived products, including Cannabidiol (CBD). Topics the FDA is considering and collecting data and information are as follows: Possible health and safety risks related to cannabis and cannabis-derived products; Manufacturing and product quality of cannabis and cannabis-derived products (not including those marked as drugs already in compliance with the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act (FDCA); and The marketing, labeling and selling of cannabis and cannabis-derived products (other than those drug products previously approved by FDA for human and…

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