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U.S. regulators exploring ways CBD products could be legal

Posted at 12:35 PM, Apr 02, 2019
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NEW YORK – Exploring new avenues for the use of CBD to be legally infused in foods and dietary supplements will be the hot topic U.S. regulators will discuss at a public hearing on the cannabis compound next month.

CBD comes from marijuana or hemp plants but does not cause a high. People have been drawn to the extract because of its supposed health effects.

The Food and Drug Administration says the May 31 meeting will discuss the science, manufacturing, and sale of CBD as it explores the regulation of the non-psychoactive ingredient.

At the end of March, Walgreens announced it will begin selling CBD creams, patches and sprays in nearly 1,500 stores in select states, including Colorado.

For now, the agency says CBD is not approved for use in foods and dietary supplements. Also noting health claims need to be approved and has sent warning letters to companies making illegal, unapproved claims about products containing CBD.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)