USDA drops DEA testing requirement, while FDA acknowledges demand for CBD FDA signals a change
Also this week, Dr. Stephen Hahn, the newly appointed commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), acknowledged that American consumers want CBD.
He said Wednesday that the agency is working to move forward with regulations.
“We’re not going to be able to say you can’t use these products. It’s a fool’s errand to even approach that,” Hahn said at the NASDA meeting.
“We have to be open to the fact that there might be some value to these products and certainly Americans think that’s the case. But we want to get them information to make the right decisions.”
The FDA developed a working group following a public meeting and comment period to gather industry input about CBD, but the agency said in November that it had not yet seen enough scientific studies or data to allow it to recognize CBD or products containing it as safe or GRAS.
FDA has not provided a timeline for when it will release guidance on CBD regulation.