Kelley Drye & Warren: CBD and Hemp Legal and Regulatory Roundup – August 2021


Welcome to our weekly roundup of CBD and hemp-related legal and regulatory news: CBD Radicle Science study will evaluate effectiveness of various CBD products Radicle Science, a healthtech B-corp that validates natural products, launched the Radicle ACES (Advancing CBD Education and Science) study. The study will utilize Radicle Science’s data analytics platform and a virtual, direct-to-consumer model to deliver objective health outcome data across diverse populations and conditions. This randomized controlled trial will collect data on 13 U.S. CBD brands: Altwell, Charlotte’s Web, Columbia Care, Healer, Lord Jones, Maven Hemp, MD Farma, Peels, Prospect Farms, Puraura Naturals from Enhanced Botanicals, Rae Wellness, Trokie and Verséa Wellness. The four-week Institutional Review Board-approved study will evaluate the effectiveness of CBD on well-being, quality of life, pain, sleep disturbance and anxiety across nearly 3,000 participants throughout the U.S. Participants will be randomized to receive one of the 13 brands at the start of the study or be assigned to a control arm. In addition, Radicle will send a random sample of each CBD product used in the study to the same accredited third-party testing lab to be analyzed for active ingredients such as cannabinoids and terpenes, as well as contaminants such as pesticides, residual solvents, heavy metals, mycotoxins, pathogens and foreign materials. Nutritional Outlook Research finds labels of edible products may not contain accurate information According to research by the CBD & Cannabinoid Industry Association (CBDIA), most edible CBD products don’t contain the correct amount of CBD. Only 11 of 40 (27.5%) of the tested edible products contained CBD levels that were within 10% of the amount stated on the label, the association’s Edibles Market Report noted. Of the remaining three quarters, labels were off by as much as 11% to 177%. Most (63%) of the products reviewed contained more CBD than advertised. Twelve (30%)…

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