CBD may pose unknown health risks and cannot be marketed as a dietary supplement, food or therapeutic cure-all.
CBD products may be trendy, but health officials are worried that these products — which are often marketed illegally — may not be safe.
Yesterday (Nov. 26), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warning letters to 15 companies that sell CBD products because the products violate federal law. The agency also issued an update to consumers about the popular products, and stressed that there is limited evidence for their safety.
"This overarching approach regarding CBD is the same as the FDA would take for any other substance that we regulate," Abernethy said. The agency encouraged consumers to speak with health care professionals about how to treat diseases and conditions with existing drugs, and to be wary of "unsubstantiated claims" associated with CBD products.
The FDA requested that the companies issued letters respond within 15 working days and report how they plan to correct the violations.
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