CBD and Hemp Information
Keeping track of articles about rules and laws regarding CBD and Hemp products is actually a pain in itself. Depending on where you live, you could be in serious trouble with the law if you are in possession. Thankfully, the states with laws on the books are dwindling and waiting for FDA approval.
Well, guess what, the FDA approved Epidiolex, used to treat two rare and serious forms of epilepsy. The cost is $32,500 annually-Really?
"It is worth mentioning that Epidiolex is not pure CBD – nor is it the same concentration of CBD found in all of those hemp products that have found their way to the U.S. market. The solution, which is available only by prescription, also contains "dehydrated alcohol, sesame seed oil, strawberry flavor, and sucralose," according to drug maker GW Pharmaceuticals. However, the CBD used in this medicine (purified 98% oil-based CBD extract) is derived from the cannabis plant and not synthetically produced in a lab somewhere, as many have argued. This means Epidiolex is nearly 100 percent cannabis-derived CBD. It’s hard to argue that less prevalent ingredients are the culprit." (Website Link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeadams/2019/07/07/fda-says-beware-of-cbd-for-these-reasons/#7c37d77a300d)
The FDA so far has really only issued warning letters to certain companies products the FDA has tested...This is the interesting part...The warning letter recipients' ingredients did not match the labeling. This is a good thing that the FDA is letting the public know that some CBD and Hemp products are not what is marketed. The way around this is request a "COA" Certificate of Analysis, for the product, that lot#/batch#. If not available, don't buy.
2019 has taught the industry that certain protocols must be followed. The next issue with the industry is credit-card processing. The Farm Bill Act of 2018 cleared the way for growers and processors, however, most online/retail businesses were used to paying a substantial premium for financial services that most other industries are not subject to. Then the largest credit-card processor decided to not provide CDB card processing. Just another bump in the road.
Back to the FDA, according to fda.gov,
"There are many unanswered questions about CBD products outside the approved drug context. For example, there are open questions such as:
- How much CBD is safe to consume in a day? How does it vary depending on what form it’s taken?
- Are there drug interactions that need to be monitored?
- What are the impacts to special populations, like children, the elderly, and pregnant or lactating women?
- What are the risks of long-term exposure?"
These and other questions need to be considered if there is interest in exploring a framework under which CBD might be available more widely. (Website Link: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/fda-voices-perspectives-fda-leadership-and-experts/fda-committed-sound-science-based-policy-cbd ) there is progress.
If anyone, including the FDA is looking for studies, check out the website "Project CBD" Resource link ->> https://www.projectcbd.org/resources notice the .org in the web address, for some reason I tend to trust their articles more than most.
Anyway, do research CBD And Hemp for useful tips. Don't believe everything you see. Most things in life have pros and cons. We have only begun to see the benefits of CBD and Hemp...And it was here all along.