CBD Will Be US FDA’s ‘One’ Lawful Hemp Compound, House Appropriators Anticipate
Reference in report accompanying House Appropriation Committee bill for FDA FY2023 budget isn’t binding and wasn’t appropriators’ first mention of agency’s response to de-scheduling hemp as a controlled substance. But their ’ statement was more pointed than in previous appropriation reports.
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Pathway separate from FDA’s regulation of drugs and food would include rules on content limits, labeling, disclosure of ingredients– including assurances of no contaminants, and requirements to mitigate accidental ingestion.
DEA’s explanation delta-8 THC acetate isn’t hemp, along with FDA’s hemp and cannabis policies chief saying it and other cannabis derivatives aren’t hemp, should simplify decision on lawful use of hemp in non-drug products subject to FDA’s regulatory oversight.