FDA Sends Warning Letters to Businesses Improperly Selling Delta-8

FDA Sends Warning Letters to Businesses Improperly Selling Delta-8
High Times

The FDA recently sent letters with a new emphasis towards companies selling delta-8 THC products with purported benefits.  Some of the companies sold pet products containing CBD, the announcement highlighted hemp-derived delta-8 products, marketed for human consumption. This marks the first time individual companies have received such a letter warning about delta-8 THC. Specifically, the FDA says the products are marketed in ways that violate the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), and most of the concern surrounds medical claims on the labeling. Per the announcement, any delta-8 THC product claiming to “diagnose, cure, mitigate, treat, or prevent diseases” is considered an unapproved new drug.  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, 2022https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js The FDA sends continual reminders that it has not evaluated whether unapproved delta-8 THC products are effective for medical claims, which involves dosages, interactions, or whether they have potentially dangerous side effects. These products can be found just about everywhere including gas stations and CBD shops. “The FDA is very concerned about the growing popularity of delta-8 THC products being sold online and in stores nationwide. 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,” said FDA Principal Deputy Commissioner Janet Woodcock, M.D.  “It is extremely troubling that some of the food products are packaged and labeled in ways that may appeal to children. We will continue to safeguard Americans’ health and safety by monitoring the marketplace and taking action when companies illegally sell products that pose a risk to public…

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