Project CBD (a leading advocacy group) has released the following recommendations it’s made to the FDA which has asked for public statements on CBD (excerpts):
“Do not make CBD a prescription-only drug. This would only serve the interests of drug companies while hurting patients who have benefited from CBD-rich artisanal preparations.
Fast track clinical studies designed to compare the efficacy of CBD isolates and whole plant CBD extracts. Let’s learn more about the pros and cons of both.
Require safety warnings for CBD isolates regarding drug interactions.
While facilitating access to pharmaceutical CBD, don’t impede safe access to artisanal CBD. We recognize that the FDA is generally not in the business of approving plants as medicine. Nor should the FDA be in the business of undermining plant medicine in general and CBD-rich cannabis therapeutics, in particular.
Prohibit the use of toxic agents and flavoring additives in CBD vape oil products. Several additives (propylene glycol and polyethylene glycol, for example) that are commonly found in CBD vape oil cartridges become toxic when heated and inhaled. Most flavoring additives have not been safety tested for inhalation; some are known to be highly toxic when combusted.
Publish all FDA test results pertaining to CBD hemp oil products. Artisanal CBD producers have a mixed record with respect to product safety, labeling accuracy, and quality control. The bad apples – hemp oil extracts with little or no CBD or excess THC – should not be a pretext for the FDA to prohibit or restrict access to safe, non-pharmaceutical CBD products.
Don’t privilege pharmaceutical priorities at the expense of the domestic CBD-rich agricultural sector and the CBD food supplement and topical industry.
Implement procedures to harmonize the patchwork of state regulations regarding CBD.”
MUCH more in a vital article that crystallizes the dichotomy between the medicinal cannabis movement, the large drug companies and the conflicted/self-serving agencies of the federal government aligned with those companies and the prohibitionist mind set….
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See full article – Statement on Cannabidiol for the FDA