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FDA Sets First Hearing On CBD In May

The agency looks at legalizing the compound in food and drinks

The Food and Drug Administration has set its first public hearing on legalizing CBD in food and drinks, to figure out how to regulate the newly legalized cannabis product. The hearing will take place on May 31.

The agency wants data on CBD’s safety in food products and feedback on how it might regulate manufacturing, marketing and labeling, according to a noticeposted Tuesday in the Federal Register.

Outgoing FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb named Principal Deputy Commissioner Amy Abernethy and Principal Associate Commissioner for Policy Lowell Schiller to co-chair a high-level working group tasked with evaluating the issue.


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