The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday it warned Curaleaf Inc., of Wakefield, Massachusetts, for illegally selling unapproved products. Curaleaf’s claims could lead people to delay medical care for serious conditions like cancer, the agency said.
“Consumers should beware of purchasing or using any such products,” said Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless in a statement.
The FDA has issued similar warning letters to smaller businesses, but this is the first since the agency began studying how it regulates CBD. The agency plans to report in the fall on its regulatory approach after holding a public hearing and receiving nearly 4,500 comments.
The agency is exploring “potential regulatory pathways” for some CBD products to be lawfully marketed, Sharpless said.
Published: July 23, 2019
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