You’ve probably seen it and perhaps struggled to understand the craze. CBD, or cannabidiol, a cannabis extract, has made its way up to food, drinks and dietary supplements almost everywhere. The hype has significantly grown in the U.S. in the last five years. However, its legality and benefits remain in a gray area and debated in the country, where 33 states have legalized medical marijuana and 10 have legalized recreational pot. Last December, a federal farm bill removed hemp-derived products like CBD from the list of controlled substances but the Food and Drug Administration still hasn't cleared CBD for use in foods or for making health claims. Marijuana Health Claims Lure Patients as Science Catches Up On May 31, the FDA held a hearing in which its Acting Commissioner, Norman Sharpless, said that “CBD and THC cannot lawfully be added to a food or marketed as a dietary supplement.” The agency has opened a public docket for people to comment on how to … [Read more...] about What Is CBD and Is It Legal? A Complete Guide to Cannabidiol
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Cindy Krischer Goodman Sun Sentinel Published 4:43 PM EDT Jun 10, 2019 Drive to Wynwood to indulge in CBD-infused cold brew that will take away your anxiety. Head to the Plantation farmer’s market and snap up CBD-infused honey to cure your trouble sleeping. Take a trip to a med spa in Boca Raton and pick up a CBD-infused topical cream for your shoulder pain. South Florida has become flooded with CBD products for sale, luring buyers with promises of pain relief and medicinal aid. The buzz about CBD has been fueled by celebrities including Huntington Woods native Kristin Bell, Emma Roberts and Jennifer Aniston, who have said the CBD oils, salves and tonics relieve their sore muscles, soothe their aches, and alleviate social anxiety. Even the Kroger Co. and a number of retailers in Michigan and nationwide are introducing topical products such as lotions, oils, creams and balms laced with CBD to its shelves. Even with all the endorsements, though, consumers have no real … [Read more...] about Buyer beware: CBD products could be this century’s snake oil
By MOISES VELASQUEZ-MANOFF MAY 14, 2019 How one molecule from the cannabis plant came to be seen as a therapeutic cure-all. The Health Issue Can CBD Really Do All That? Was It a Sonic Attack on U.S. Diplomats or TK? Children Don’t Come Here to Die, They Come Here to Live Their Last Days Primal Fear: Can Monkeys Help Unlock the Secrets of Trauma? How one molecule from the cannabis plant came to be seen as a therapeutic cure-all. By MOISES VELASQUEZ-MANOFF MAY 14, 2019 When Catherine Jacobson first heard about the promise of cannabis, she was at wits’ end. Her 3-year-old son, Ben, had suffered from epileptic seizures since he was 3 months old, a result of a brain malformation called polymicrogyria. Over the years, Jacobson and her husband, Aaron, have tried giving him at least 16 different drugs, but none provided lasting relief. They lived with the grim prognosis that their son — whose cognitive abilities never advanced beyond … [Read more...] about Can CBD Really Do All That?
There is very little science behind most of the health claims made for CBD, the cannabis product turning up in cosmetics, foods and dietary supplements. With mainstream retailers Walgreens and CVS offering CBD skin products, it's easy to believe there must be something special about the trendy ingredient. But the claims are largely unproven, quality control standards don't exist and the legal status of CBD-infused food is in doubt. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to hold a public hearing May 31 to gather more information on the science, manufacturing and sale of cannabis compounds such as CBD. A look at what we know as U.S. regulators work out what will and won't be allowed: WHAT IS CBD? CBD is one of more than 100 compounds found in marijuana. It's extracted using alcohol or carbon dioxide in factories. It's added to oils, mixed into creams and lotions and sold in candies and liquid drops. Widely sold online, CBD now is going mainstream. Prices range from $12 to $150 an … [Read more...] about Q&A: Trendy CBD rocks retail world, but does it work?
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE March 21, 2019, 9:26 PM GMT By Shamard Charles, M.D. CVS Pharmacy announced Wednesday that it will begin selling hemp-derived CBD products in eight states. The national drug story chain will be marketing the topical cannabidiol products, such as creams, sprays and roll-ons, as an "an alternative source of relief," CVS said in a statement to NBC News. CVS will also be partnering with a company to test and verify the quality of the CBD topicals sold in its drug stores. “We are carrying hemp-derived CBD products in select states to help meet consumer demand for alternative care options,” said CVS Health Spokesperson, Mike DeAngelis. The items will be sold in Alabama, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and Tennessee. CBD, or cannabidiol, comes from the hemp plant, a close relative to another member of the … [Read more...] about CVS to sell CBD products in 800 stores in 8 states