Hemp and CBD Industry Responds to FDA Announcement on CBD
By Elizabeth Lunt and Steven Hoffman
For many in the CBD industry, it was a blow but not completely unexpected when, on Jan. 26, 2023, Janet Woodcock, M.D., principal deputy commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, released an official FDA statement on CBD regulation that stated the following:
“Given the growing cannabidiol (CBD) products market, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration convened a high-level internal working group to explore potential regulatory pathways for CBD products. Today we are announcing that after careful review, the FDA has concluded that a new regulatory pathway for CBD is needed that balances individuals’ desire for access to CBD products with the regulatory oversight needed to manage risks. The agency is prepared to work with Congress on this matter.”
In addition, the FDA announced it denied three citizen petitions from the Consumer Health Products Association (CHPA), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and the Natural Products Association (NPA) that requested the agency to conduct rulemaking to allow the marketing of CBD products as dietary supplements. The FDA’s full statement can be read here.
Members of the hemp and CBD industry replied to Let’s Talk Hemp’s request for comments with a range of opinions and perspectives on the FDA’s decision. Read on to see how the industry responded.
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