As the number of adult-use states continues to grow—with New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Vermont recently joining the ranks—the scrutiny of cannabis-related advertising has grown with it. In recent years, state and federal regulators have made it clear that cannabis claims are a priority, especially claims stating or implying a health benefit. Most of the attention to date has been on CBD products and claims, but as THC products hit the shelves in more and more states,… More
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The Not So Weaved Web: The Fate of CBD Products is in FDA’s Hands
More than two years have passed since hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) was legalized in the United States under the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (also known as the “Farm Bill”).
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been exploring potential regulatory pathways for CBD but it has yet to engage in rulemaking or issue guidance that would provide a clear framework under which FDA could maintain oversight over CBD to ensure that its use in a range of products is safe.… More
FDA CBD Hearing Leaves Questions Unanswered
On Friday, May 31, 2019 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA” or “Agency”) held the widely anticipated hearing on scientific data and information about products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds, including cannabidiol (“CBD”). This is the first public hearing since legalization of hemp in the 2018 Farm Bill. The Agency heard from approximately 140 speakers from diverse industries including, academia, agriculture, consumers, health professionals, and manufacturing companies who offered various perspectives on the safety of cannabis-derived compounds and CBD.… More
Partner Kevin Conroy Speaks to Boston.com About the Regulation of CBD
CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the two most prominent molecules found in the cannabis plant. But unlike the other more well-known cannabinoid, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD doesn’t have any psychoactive properties. In Massachusetts, CBD containing more than 0.3 percent THC is considered cannabis and is regulated by the state’s Cannabis Control Commission. Otherwise, products containing CBD are not regulated.
Partner Kevin Conroy speaks to Boston.com about what consumers should know regarding regulation and quality of products.… More
A Trap for the Unwary: Cannabis Health Claims Likely to Draw Scrutiny from Advertising Regulators
With the opening of the East Coast’s first marijuana retailer just days away, consumers in Massachusetts may soon begin seeing advertisements promoting all manner of cannabis products, services, and establishments. The state’s Cannabis Control Commission has drafted regulationsthat place restrictions on marijuana advertising, but even with those restrictions, there is still plenty of opportunity for retailers and product manufacturers to promote cannabis to consumers, particularly online and on mobile apps,… More