We’ve written a lot about FDA’s current position on CBD in food and the ongoing process to evaluate a potential non-drug pathway for the ingredient that emerged seemingly out of nowhere to capture the attention of consumers, legislators, and regulators
Continue Reading NY and Ohio: Recent Legal Changes Diverge on Whether CBD Can Be Added to Food

On June 25, 2019, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) issued a letter urging Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Acting Commissioner Ned Sharpless to take action by addressing the confusion and
Continue Reading Senator Wyden Again Urges FDA to Clarify CBD Pathway; Agency Extends Comment Deadline and Issues New Communications

Earlier this week, the House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2020 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies bill by a vote of 29 to 21. The committee report accompanying the bill included notable language on
Continue Reading House Appropriations Committee Cautions FDA To Focus on Public Health and Preserve Clinical Study Incentives As It Examines CBD Pathways

FDA’s CBD Public Meeting featured a full house of manufacturers, researchers, health professionals, trade association representatives, and other stakeholders.  Each speaker was given a few minutes to offer their input in response to FDA’s call for submissions relating to health
Continue Reading FDA CBD Public Meeting Features Overwhelming Calls For Robust Regulation and Enforcement; Relaxation of Obstacles to Research

The FDA and FTC jointly issued warning letters to three companies selling CBD products online. The letters allege violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (“FDCA”) and the Federal Trade Commission Act (“FTCA”). Although this is the first
Continue Reading FDA and FTC Issue Joint Warning Letters to Three Online CBD Marketers

Making good on this April 20th announcement, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) introduced legislation that would upend current federal regulation of marijuana. Specifically, the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act removes marijuana from the list of scheduled substances under the
Continue Reading Senator Schumer Introduces Legislation to Decriminalize Marijuana at the Federal Level