NPA Petitions US FDA To Act On CBD Regulation
Trade Group Suggests Agency Follow UK Food Standards Authority's Example
NPA head Daniel Fabricant's disappointment about FDA inaction grow as UK makes progress in regulating CBD products. Either deem CBD lawful, or start testing ingredients' safety or conduct rulemaking, NPA urges.
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