The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it will hold its first public hearing on allowing cannabidiol (CBD) to be placed in food and beverages on May 31, 2019. When President Trump signed into law the 2018 Farm bill, hemp and hemp-derived products like CBD were removed from the federal government’s list of controlled substances. However, ever since then the FDA has struggled with how to regulate the substance. Principal Deputy Commissioner Amy Abernethy and Principal Associate Commissioner for Policy Lowell Schiller will co-chair the hearing.

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