FDA Issues First Warning Letters Targeting Delta-8 THC Products It Says Are Being Illegally Marketed
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued its first set of warnings to companies over the allegedly illegal sale of products containing the increasingly popular cannabinoid delta-8 THC. FDA sent five warning letters to companies that are marketing products with the intoxicating compound and making what the agency says are unsanctioned claims about their therapeutic potential. FDA previously released a notice cautioning consumers about such products—and it’s sent warning letters to certain CBD businesses over unauthorized marketing in the past—but this marks the first formal enforcement action concerning delta-8 THC. Delta-8 THC products may be dangerous to consumers. Delta-8 THC has psychoactive and intoxicating effects, and the FDA has received reports of adverse effects experienced by patients who have consumed these products. — U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) May 4, 2022 While delta-9 THC is the most commonly known cannabinoid in marijuana, delta-8 THC is typically synthesized from legal, hemp-derived CBD and is sold in many states across the U.S. regardless of cannabis laws because it sits in an especially murky legal area. “The FDA is very concerned about the growing popularity of delta-8 THC products being sold online and in stores nationwide,” FDA Principal Deputy Commissioner Janet Woodcock said in a press release. “These products often include claims that they treat or alleviate the side effects related to a wide variety of diseases or medical disorders, such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, nausea and anxiety.” Today, FDA issued warning letters to five companies for selling products labeled as containing delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8 THC) in ways that violate the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). https://t.co/M96E9A0xyb pic.twitter.com/4bkpcVJXa9 — Dr. Janet Woodcock (@DrWoodcockFDA) May 4, 2022 “It is extremely troubling that some of the food products are packaged and labeled in ways that may appeal to children,” she said.…
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