Could you imagine your edibles being legal and regulated by health specialists themselves? You can buy CBD in oils, supplements, soda, even dog food. But most of them violates federal food and drug regulations. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration held its first-ever hearing on the safety and marketing of chemicals from the cannabis plant, with food makers and others in industry urging the agency to approve the ingredient CBD and academics raising safety concerns.
Though legalization is fresh in the works, there are still many concerns for others intaking any food containing CBD. How will it interact with other drugs? What if a consumer is pregnant? What is CBD’s effect on children? What happens if someone takes it over the course of years? Hemp growers, start-up businesses, academic researchers and consumer advocates argued about how FDA should regulate the already booming CBD industry. Some demanded strict oversight. But the common theme among them all: FDA needs to figure out its rules sooner, rather than later.