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FDA Considers Safety of Food Infused With Cannabis Extract

Academics raise concerns; hemp-farmers group asks for help in promoting cannabidiol use

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration held its first-ever hearing on the safety and marketing of chemicals from the cannabis plant, with food makers and others in industry urging the agency to approve the ingredient CBD and academics raising safety concerns.

The hearing Friday could lead to an agency decision to allow certain food uses of the chemical. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a hot seller these days, widely used in cocktails, candy and food for people and pets. Yet many such uses are technically illegal…

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Published: May 31, 2019

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