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SPECIAL FEATURE: What is the regulatory status of CBD in food and beverage products?

By Elaine Watson

If you ask the FDA or the DEA if CBD (cannabidiol) is permitted in foods, beverages and supplements, the answer is a pretty unequivocal NO. If you ask the scores of companies currently selling it in everything from CBD-infused soda to smoothie kits, the...

FDA hardens stance against use of CBD in supplements

FDA hardens stance against use of CBD in supplements

By Hank Schultz

The Food and Drug Administration’s attitude that CBD does not belong in dietary supplements seems to have hardened, judging by the wording of four warning letters issued this week.

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Bioavailability-boosted CBD hits market

By Hank Schultz

A new form of CBD products that claim greater bioavailability and protection from stomach acid breakdown via a nano droplet technology have hit the market in the US. 

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Pressure mounts for regulatory clarity on CBDs

By Hank Schultz

The recent spate of FDA warning letters on the use of CBD as an ingredient in dietary supplements seems to have done little to dampen formulators’ enthusiasm for its use in new products. The situation is unprecedented in the herbal products sphere, observers...

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FDA sends warning letters to 8 companies marketing CBD products

By Hank Schultz

The Food and Drug Administration has sent eight warning letters out to companies marketing dietary supplements containing CBD. The warning letters cite illegal drug claims and also hinge upon the existence of CBD as the active ingredient in two drugs...

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FDA says no to CBD in supplements

By Hank Schultz

In a recently updated communication on marijuana, the Food and Drug Administration has flatly stated that products based on cannabidiol (CBD), a non-narcotic fraction of Cannabis sativa, cannot be marketed as dietary supplements.  The reason? A pre-existing...

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