Understanding Hemp and CBD Products

How the hemp market has changed

At the federal level, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-334, (the 2018 Farm Bill) was signed into law on Dec. 20, 2018. Among other things, this new law changes certain federal authorities relating to the production and marketing of hemp, defined as “the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.” These changes include removing hemp from the CSA, which means that cannabis plants and derivatives that contain no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis are no longer controlled substances under federal law.

There are no other FDA-approved drug products that contain CBD. We are aware that some firms are marketing CBD products to treat diseases or for other therapeutic uses , and we have issued several warning letters to such firms. Under the FD&C Act, any product intended to have a therapeutic or medical use, and any product (other than a food) that is intended to affect the structure or function of the body of humans or animals, is a drug.  The applications we discuss are from hemp.

Setting Integrity Standards Across the Hemp & CBD Industry

With all the hemp and CBD products being sold across the country, it’s surprising to some that these products aren’t regulated by the FDA. Even though CBD and hemp were made legal in the 2018 Farm Bill, there are several reasons the FDA is not regulating them yet. Read more

Understanding The Difference Between Various CBD Products

One of the major reasons for CBD becoming so popular in recent years is that it provides all of the following benefits without altering the mind or body in ways that compromise health and wellbeing. Read more

Cannabidiol is one of the 113 discovered cannabinoids found in Cannabis plant. While there may be some side effects to long term use of CBD, its unmatched benefits easily overshadow them.

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