FDA Looks Into Regulating CBD in Food, Beverages and More
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FDA Looks Into Regulating CBD in Food, Beverages and More

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it will hold a public hearing next month to discuss developing a regulatory framework for the use of CBD in consumer products.

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April 4, 2019

(CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it will hold a public hearing next month to discuss developing a regulatory framework for the use of CBD in consumer products, including foods and beverages.

CBD, the abbreviation for cannabidiol, is one of the non-psychoactive ingredients in cannabis, increasingly thought to offer wide-ranging health benefits, with few side effects and low risk of addiction or abuse. Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is the main psychoactive component of the cannabis plant.

FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said in a statement that the move was part of an effort to build "lawful pathways by which appropriate products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds can be marketed" and made "more predictable and efficient."

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