Regulations Allowing CBD In Food And Beverages On Hold While FDA Focuses On Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred on the cannabis industry as companies are trying to see if it could help prevent or cure the disease. While no established studies indicate the same, the sale of cannabis-based products is on the rise.
With FDA busy vetting coronavirus tests, therapeutics, and—one can hope—an eventual vaccine, will the agency have the bandwidth to develop a regulatory framework for permitting CBD’s use in foods and beverages?
The 2018 Farm Bill allows for legal sale as long as the end product has less than 0.3% THC. The FDA, on the other hand, is still studying its effects before allowing its legal sale.
The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) stipulates that if any company makes any headway with a substance as a drug, they will get the first right on its commercial use. Naturally, FDA will have the final say in whether it can be sold as a dietary ingredient. It is not yet clear if the FDA’s prohibition is only for CBD isolate or even full-spectrum or broad-spectrum hemp extract. It is discouraging to see that the agency continues to ignore the regulatory filings for the GRAS due to lack of established claims.
The COVID-19 pandemic as seen wild claims being made of CBD which is being handled strictly by the FDA. Experts believe that the reason why many are skeptical of CBD is not that it is unsafe but because not a lot is known about it.
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