FDA Invites The Public To Submit More Comments On CBD

FDA Invites The Public To Submit More Comments On CBD

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is again asking the public to submit information about CBD as the agency prepares to issue regulations for legal marketing of the compound. In a draft notice set to be published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, the agency said that a public comment period, which was originally open from April to July of last year, will be reopened on an indefinite basis. “To provide a public and transparent way for stakeholders to provide new and emerging information to us in real time as it becomes available, we are reopening the comment period and extending it indefinitely to allow interested parties to continue to comment,” FDA said. “We are particularly interested in data that may help to address uncertainties and data gaps related to the safety of cannabidiol (CBD).” FDA first announced it would be reopening the comment period in a report it submitted to Congress last week, detailing the status of its rulemaking efforts for CBD to date. That report explained that the agency is considering ways to allow the cannabis compound to be marketed as a dietary supplement and that it is actively developing enforcement discretion guidance for CBD businesses. Lawmakers and stakeholders have put extensive pressure on FDA to craft regulations that would provide for the lawful marketing of CBD. Since hemp and its derivatives, including cannabidiol, were legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill, many farmers have started cultivating the crop to extract and sell the non-intoxicating ingredient. But as of…

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