FDA Declares CBD ‘Beneficial,’ Wants Your Input ASAP
The United Nations is trying to figure out how to categorize cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive and medically beneficial cannabinoid contained in cannabis. And UN officials, through the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), are asking for your help.
FDA officials put out a call for comments in this morning’s Federal Register, seeking information about CBD and how the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO) should designate it under the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances. In doing so, the FDA acknowledged the ‘beneficial’ effects CBD has shown in patients with neurological disorders.
All those who have information on, or experience with, the use of CBD as a healing substance are encouraged to comment at this federal website https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FDA-2017-N-4515-0001. Sept. 13 is the deadline for public comment, and no input will be considered after that date.