FDA plans first public hearings on legalizing CBD foods in April
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The Food and Drug Administration will hold its first public hearings on CBD in April as the agency weighs rules allowing companies to add the popular cannabis-based compound to food, Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Wednesday.
“We’re deeply focused on this. We have taken on other hard challenges before,” Gottlieb told the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday. “You have my commitment I’m focused on this one.”
Gottlieb said he has heard Congress “loud and clear” when it legalized hemp products, including CBD, in December and is putting together a working group of senior officials to work on the new rules. The FDA will kick off its rulemaking process with a public hearing in April, he said. However, Gottlieb warned the committee that it will not be a “straightforward” process…
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