Latest FDA Report, Contact your Congressperson!

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    Carlo Suits
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    The Latest FDA Report to Congress is causing a huge impact on farmers as they declare they need more study before they can make decisions.

    How are people being affected by the FDA’s deliberation?

    Here’s what we know about their thought process:

    -“FDA is actively evaluating a potential rulemaking to allow CBD in dietary supplements. In the meantime, the agency is considering the issuance of a risk-based enforcement discretion policy to provide more transparency regarding its enforcement priorities.

    -With regard to adding CBD to food and beverages, FDA maintains that the data currently available raises safety concerns and encourages parties to share relevant information with FDA.

    -FDA argues that those marketing cosmetics should ensure the safety of their products, noting that there is limited data on topical use of CBD, and that topical products – including those with CBD – should not make structure/function or therapeutic (drug) claims.

    -FDA is re-opening the docket to obtain information on “full spectrum” and “broad spectrum” hemp extracts, and how they compare to CBD isolate products. The agency is also actively working to develop a sampling study of the CBD marketplace to determine the extent to which products are adulterated or misbranded.”

    You can contact your Congressperson Here
    to help push the FDA into action.

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