FDA calls on Congress to create new regulations for hemp-derived CBD products
The FDA called on Congress to create a new regulatory framework for CBD products on Thursday, saying that current federal safety standards aren't equipped to handle the burgeoning industry. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a hemp-derived compound that is offered in a wide variety of products, including…#fda #janetwoodcock #marketresearchfuture #chaseterwilliger #terwilliger #getfoxbusiness (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CBD not shown to be safe enough for use in food or supplements, FDA says
The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that products infused with CBD, which is derived from cannabis or hemp and used in items as varied as soap and seltzer, do not appear to meet federal safety standards and require stricter regulations. The announcement was a blow to the burgeoning…#fda #farmbill #federalfooddrug #jonathanmiller #ushemproundtable #alexbuscher #colorado #puertorico #guam #usvirginislands (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Seeks More Authority to Oversee CBD Products
The agency wants Congress to intervene, saying it does not have adequate oversight powers to ensure the safety of the myriad cannabidiol products derived from hemp. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Jacobs Tags: Regulation and Deregulation of Industry United States Politics and Government Law and Legislation Advertising and Marketing Cannabis Foods and Products Hemp Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

FDA Declines to Regulate CBD and Calls on Congress Instead for a Fix
The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday there are too many unknowns about CBD products to regulate them as foods or supplements under the agency’s current structure and called on Congress to create new rules for the massive and growing market. The marijuana-derived products have become increasingly popular in lotions, tinctures and foods, while their legal status has been murky in the U.S. There’s not enough evidence about CBD to confirm that it’s safe for use in foods or as a dietary supplement, FDA Deputy Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock said in a statement. “For example, we have not found a...
Source: TIME: Health - January 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jonel Aleccia / AP Tags: Uncategorized Diet & Nutrition healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

CBD not shown to be safe enough for use as dietary supplement, FDA says
The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that products infused with CBD, which is derived from cannabis or hemp and used in everything from soap to seltzer water, do not appear to meet federal safety standards and require more strict regulations. The agency says it sees no legal path…#fda #federalfooddrug (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Officials Say Hemp And CBD Regulatory Plan Is Months Away As It Carries Out Marijuana Scheduling Review
As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) carries out a scientific review into marijuana that will inform its federal scheduling status, top officials at the agency say they are months away from releasing a regulatory assessment for hemp-based products like CBD. FDA has faced significant criticism…#thc #morgangriffith #janetwoodcock #patrickcournoyer #ushemproundtable #fdaprincipal #califf #dea #capitolhill #houseappropriations (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. FDA weighs regulations on cannabis products in food and diet supplements
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may finally weigh in with potential food and food supplement guidelines on the use of legal cannabis-derived products in the coming months, some four years after hemp became legal under federal law, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The FDA will decide…#fda #virginia #farmbill #normanbirenbaum #birenbaum (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oregon hemp plant fire injures 5, town temporarily evacuated
GRASS VALLEY, Ore. (AP) — A small town in Oregon was evacuated and five people were hurt in a hemp manufacturing plant fire Sunday. The Sherman County Sheriff’s Office said five employees were burned in the blaze, including one who…#temporarilyevacuated #oregonhemp #grassvalley #sheriff #oregon #hempplant #plant #evacuated #hemp #injures (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Finds Hemp-Fed Cows Had Traces of THC in Their Milk
Hemp with high THC content given to Holsteins leached into their milk, according to a group of German scientists exploring the food chain for dairy production. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Jacobs Tags: Hemp Research Marijuana Animals Milk Nature (Journal) Agriculture and Farming Livestock Dairy Products Food and Drug Administration Cattle Cannabis Foods and Products Regulation and Deregulation of Industry your-feed-science em Source Type: news

Hemp-Fed Cows Get Buzzed, Study Finds, but Will Humans Who Drink Their Milk?
Hemp with high THC content given to Holsteins leached into their milk, according to a group of German scientists exploring the food chain for dairy production. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Jacobs Tags: Hemp Research Marijuana Animals Milk Nature (Journal) Agriculture and Farming Livestock Dairy Products Food and Drug Administration Cattle Cannabis Foods and Products Regulation and Deregulation of Industry your-feed-science em Source Type: news

Hemp may get cows high, but will their milk do the same to you?
They were displaying the typical symptoms of being stoned: red eyes, wobbly gaits, and drowsy demeanors. But these weren’t people who had just frequented their local dispensary—they were cows. In a new study, scientists report cattle that have eaten feed containing varying amounts of hemp seemed to get stoned like people do. The work may give regulators pause when considering whether the affordable, fast-growing crop is safe for livestock to eat. It also raises concerns about whether the active ingredient in marijuana can enter the human food supply through the milk of blazed bovines. The behavioral effects...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 14, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Georgia Stanway penalty gives England victory over world champions USA
England beat the United States 2-1 at Wembley via goals from Lauren Hemp and Georgia Stanway, Sophia Smith scoring for the visitors in an eventful first half #sophiasmith #visitors #worldchampions #wembley #georgiastanway #victory (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical marijuana maker Vireo sues Minnesota over new THC edbiles legalization
Vireo Health of Minnesota, one of just two distributors of medical marijuana in Minnesota, is suing the state and local governments over the state's sudden legalization of hemp-derived THC edibles, arguing that it's facing unfair regulation over essentially the same product. The suit, filed last week in Minnesota District Court, argues that Minnesota laws "unconstitutionally discriminate against Vireo in the market for edible products that contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)." Minnesota still tightly … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 20, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Label accuracy of unregulated cannabidiol (CBD) products: measured concentration vs. label claim - Johnson E, Kilgore M, Babalonis S.
The legalization of hemp in the USA has led to tremendous growth in the availability of hemp-derived products, particularly cannabidiol (CBD) products. The lack of regulatory oversight in this industry has resulted in the marketing and sale of CBD products... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 8, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Examining impairment and kinetic patterns associated with recent use of hemp-derived Δ8-tetrahydrocannabinol: case studies - Wurz GT, Montoya E, DeGregorio MW.
As a result of the legalization of U.S. industrial hemp production in late 2018, products containing hemp-derived Δ8-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ8-THC) are increasing in popularity. Little, however, is known regarding Δ8-THC's impairment potential and the as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news