Published on: 06/5/19
400 applicants. 100+ testimonials each lasting two to five minutes. One lengthy public FDA hearing. By the year 2025, it’s predicted CBD sales in the United States alone could reach $16 billion.
The FDA Hearing Breakdown
Friday’s public hearing saw the likes of 120 members of the public testifying about CBD’s inner workings to determine whether or not to allow it in food and beverages.
What became clear over the course of several hours is that most of the issue with CBD in food and drinks came down to appropriate dosage. Since there isn’t a lot of official research data around CBD in food and how much various amounts could impact people, the FDA has chosen to not move forward with further implementation of drafting new regulations.
Instead, the FDA has said it will continue its ban on CBD in food and drink for the time being.
While some are calling for more research on CBD and it effects, others are making the push to get it prescribed at higher doses.
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At Friday’s FDA hearing, there were people from both sides sharing their stories and detailing their reasons for or against further CBD regulation.
Industry Seeks Further CBD Guidance
What’s clear is from the FDA CBD hearing is that most states are desperately seeking guidance from the federal government so that there’s one overall standard when it comes to the CBD industry in the United States.
“Without the FDA’s guidance and leadership, individual states may care out their own regulatory exceptions for CBD. We urge the DA to resolve the statutory issues and properly establish a legal pathway for CBD product to enter the market place,” said Joseph Reardon of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Even Ben & Jerry’s decided to hit the breaks when it comes to adding CBD to their ice cream.
By the end of the day, the FDA maintained that it has no certain timeline for CBD food and beverage regulation and it will take its time evaluating it over the next several months.
People on both sides of the argument are mainly concerned with safety around CBD dosing. To help with this, we here at Endoca have put together a comprehensive dosing guide that we believe will help this conversation.
Disclaimer: Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of Endoca and its staff. This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or cure. Endoca CBD products have not been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).