FDA Warns CBD Companies About Medicinal Claims

Although plenty of businesspeople in the cannabis community regard various properties of the plant as effective medicine for a number of ailments, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration doesn’t necessarily agree.

The agency recently sent six strictly worded warning letters to companies across the country that peddle CBD-based products, telling all that they need to quit making medicinal claims or face legal action.

“Your products are not generally recognized as safe and effective for the above referenced uses and, therefore, these products are ‘new drugs,'” the FDA wrote to CBD Life Holdings in Arizona. “New drugs may not be legally introduced or delivered for introduction into interstate commerce without prior approval from the FDA…You should take prompt action to correct the violations cited in this letter.”

Similar letters were sent to Hemp Oil Care in California, Twin Falls Bio Tech in South Carolina, and three Washington State companies: Purecbd.net, Canna Pet, and Canna Companion.

The companies were all warned to take action to rectify problems the FDA identified within 15 working days of receiving the letters.

7 comments on “FDA Warns CBD Companies About Medicinal Claims
  1. and another thing... on

    This is why good people don’t like Federal intrusion or regulation or supervision.
    FDA is in the pockets of Big Pharma.

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  2. Angela on

    I do not know how to order hihj concentrated for vaping or to cook with. I don’t like getting it on the streets because it steps into harmful drug selling. I’m not a street person. I need it to medicate for pain. I’m not going to pill mills

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  3. Gentle jim on

    Maybe then we should use the technique OF big pharma. When they tried to limit competition from vitamin manufactures by restricting their use of health claims (through FDA). When it failed to stop the public from moving to more pro-active supplements, big pharma got in the vitamin business too and used testimonials from people instead of claiming cure rates or definitive data they would have to defend or prove. Even they know that there are always a few people per 100, who don’t respond the same or have negative reactions to any medicine.

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  4. Bill Ziese on

    Funny that FDA is commenting on something that is neither a drug, food, nor dietary supplement. It’s the same reasoning that the IRS taxes income from state-legal, but federal-illegal pot. CBD is supposedly legal in every state, so why is Florida behind?

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  5. Jay Matts on

    THE GOVERNMENT OWNS THE PATENT FOR MARIJUANA’S MEDICINAL PROPERTIES, LOOK IT UP. WHY DID THE FDA NOT SEND ONE OF THEIR THREATENING LETTERS TO THE WHITE HOUSE?

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