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Senators ask FDA to update rules on certain pot products

On Tuesday, two Oregon state senators asked the chief of the US Food and Drug Administration to update federal regulations to allow interstate transactions on foods containing important non-active cannabis ingredients psychically.
But after President Donald Tramp signed the bill in December, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the CBD was a component of the drug and so it was illegal to add food and dietary foods without the approval of the agency. It was said. The FDA has sent warning letters to several companies that make health claims under the CBD.

The appeal by Sens. The complaint filed by Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley came after the Congress legalized the manufacture and sale of industrial cannabis and cannabis derivatives, including cannabidiol, called CBD. Wyden and Merkley were adopted by Congress and originated the hemp provisions of the 2018 Farm Act.

But after President Donald Tramp signed the bill in December, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the CBD was a component of the drug and so it was illegal to add food and dietary foods without the approval of the agency. It was said. The FDA has sent warning letters to several companies that make health claims under the CBD.

In a letter to Gottlieb, the senator urged the FDA to update an “expired regulation” prohibiting the sale of CBD-containing foods across the border.

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“Farmers in Oregon and nationwide are poised to make real economic gains for their communities once these regulations are updated,” they wrote. They stated that the intent of the Congress was to provide producers and consumers with access to hemp products, including CBD.

The Oregon Democratic Party exercises authority in the manufacture and sale of hemp and its derivatives, as well as food, beverages and government supplements.

CBD oils are increasingly popular in lotions, tinctures and foods. Proponents say CBD offers health benefits, including relieving pain and anxiety.

Scientists say there is little comprehensive clinical research on the effects of CBD on humans. The Harvard Medical School of Medicine said the strongest scientific evidence was based on its effectiveness in treating children with epilepsy syndrome, which generally does not respond to anti-stroke drugs. The FDA has recently approved the first cannabis drug against these symptoms, including CBD. One study suggests that CBD can help people with insomnia fall asleep and can help stay asleep.

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Hemp looks like marijuana but contains less than 0.3 percent of THC, the compound that gives pot its high. Both hemp and marijuana are species of cannabis.

Merkley and Wyden stated that the FDA was managed by a small staff and that its correspondence was requested within 30 calendar days of the closure of the government, which was part of the federal government.

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