At this week’s National Industrial Hemp Council’s 2019 Hemp Business Summit, FDA Principal Associate Commissioner for Policy Lowell Schiller gave insight into the FDA’s current stance on CBD. Schiller reiterated that the FDA retains regulatory authority over hemp-derived products, and that companies are not permitted to introduce CBD into the
CBD may be legal in the United States, but the Navy is warning sailors to stay away from it. A Wednesday release from Navy Secretary Richard Spencer stated unequivocally that sailors and marines are prohibited from using hemp products, including CBD.
On Wednesday, FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced his resignation, citing the toll the job takes on family life. The resignation could be a setback for the CBD industry, which is eagerly awaiting clarification from the FDA on how CBD will be regulated in the future.
Twelve members of Congress sent a letter to the head of the FDA this week, asking for the agency to release updated guidance on CBD for food, drugs, and cosmetics. The lawmakers demanded a response by the end of the week, but as of this writing, the FDA has not
In several states across the country, authorities are targeting CBD-infused food and beverages. That’s because the FDA has not approved CBD as a food additive, putting CBD edibles on shaky legal ground. For example, in Maine the Department of Health and Human Services has ordered stores to stop carrying edible