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FDA sets first public hearing on legalizing CBD to add to food and drinks

April 2, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration has set its first public hearing looking to legalize CBD in food and drinks for May 31.

The agency wants data on CBD’s safety in food products and feedback on how it might regulate manufacturing, marketing and labeling, according to a notice posted Tuesday in the Federal Register.

“The goal of the hearing is to obtain additional scientific data and other information related to cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds, both from botanical and synthetic sources, to inform our regulatory oversight of these products,” the agency said Tuesday. The hearing will be at its headquarters outside of Washington, D.C.

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