The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a public hearing on May 31, 2019, “to obtain scientific data and information about the safety, manufacturing, product quality, marketing, labeling, and sale of products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds.”1 This offers those within the cannabis industry a unique opportunity to speak on their concerns and interests over regulation of cannabis plants and cannabis-derived products, including Cannabidiol (CBD).

Topics the FDA is considering and collecting data and information are as follows:

  • Possible health and safety risks related to cannabis and cannabis-derived products;
  • Manufacturing and product quality of cannabis and cannabis-derived products (not including those marked as drugs already in compliance with the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act (FDCA); and
  • The marketing, labeling and selling of cannabis and cannabis-derived products (other than those drug products previously approved by FDA for human and animal use).

To read more on the FDA’s public hearing, please visit

  1. Food & Drug Administration, HHS, April 3, 2019, Scientific Data and Information about Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-Derived Compounds; Public Hearing; Request for Comments, 84 FR 12969.