A significant interest can be observed in the case of developing therapies and other products based on CBD and its derivatives. Although the FDA supports this interest and recognizes the potential, there are certain regulations it has put forward, let us have a look.
What Do We Understand By Marijuana And Cannabis?
A plant that belongs to the cannabaceae family and has more than 80 biologically active components is called cannabis. Two of the popular components are cannabidiol CBD and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol THC.
There are certain parts of the cannabis Sativa plant that can potentially cause psychoactive reactions as they contain high quantities of THC. It comes under the control of the CSA (Controlled Substances Act). This is marijuana.
Do THC And CBD Infused Products Count As A Dietary Supplement?
No, foods or products containing THC and CBD are not regarded as a dietary supplement by the FDA.
Is There Any Medicine Containing Cannabis Or CBD that is FDA approved?
Until today, FDA has not approved any marketing application of cannabis or CBD for the treatment of any disease or medical condition. Indeed, the FDA has previously approved 3 cannabis-related products and one that is cannabis-derived. Any approved medical practitioner is authorized to issue a prescription to legitimate patients. Additionally, Epidiolex has been approved for use in treating seizures.
Does The FDA Approve CBD Being Administered To Children?
Due to its unintended as well as unpredictable consequences when used in treating children, FDA doesn’t approve of CBD being administered to children. However, it has made certain exceptions in the case of Epidiolex, Syndros, and Marinol.
Is There Any Objection From The FDA’s End On Clinical Researches Conducted On Cannabis For Medical Purposes?
Being a believer in science, FDA has no objections to clinical research conducted on cannabis for eliciting the medical benefits of CBD.
What Is The FDA’s Take Of The Use Of Cannabis Or Its By-Products In Cosmetics?
Cosmetic products and their respective ingredients are not subjected to any premarket approval of the FDA. However, they have the power to take action regarding cosmetic products manufactured with unsafe ingredients that can affect consumers.
From The FDA’s viewpoint, Is It Correct To Administer Children Suffering From Epilepsy With CBD?
As already stated, the use of Epidiolex has been approved by the FDA for treating the children suffering from epilepsy. This means that only this product or medication marketed under the brand name of CBD is considered as safe.