The FDA’s Pervasive Relationship With Dietary Supplements Makes Regulating CBD Even More Difficult
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration was initially established to assist the pharmaceutical industry. Since then, the agency has always had a contentious relationship with dietary supplements. When we talk about cannabis in the same scenario, things get a bit musty. The FDA in the United States is basically set up to evaluate and authorize the use of synthetic pharmaceutical drugs with a chemical constituent.
But food is its first name, yet the agency has a great deal of difficulty regulating dietary supplements, in particular botanicals with many different active phytochemicals in a plant, and especially hemp CBD with one ingredient in particular, THC, being a controlled substance!
This makes the entire process tricky, right from the substances to be regulated to the regulators themselves. Duffy MacKay, Senior Vice President of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs for CV Sciences, highlights these issues in his talk. He also delves into understanding how regulatory compliance will impact hemp CBD companies, how dietary supplements differ from hemp supplements in the industry, and more.
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