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Expert reaction to FSA setting deadline for the CBD industry to provide more information about CBD products

Posted On: 14 Feb 2020   |   Posted By: Science Media Centre

The Food Standards Agency have set a deadline for the CBD industry to provide more information about CBD products. They have also issued safety advice for consumers on products containing CBD.
Dr Amir Englund, Cannabinoid psychopharmacologist at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King's College London, said:
“This is a sensible and welcomed position taken by the FSA, albeit somewhat overdue. When CBD first appeared commercially, some products were being promoted as a panacea by retailers for a range of both physical and psychological conditions. Often the websites provided links to scientific articles showing beneficial or promising effects in mostly animal/cell or human studies without a placebo comparison - not highlighting that such studies do not provide adequate evidence of benefit for humans. Regulation lagged but soon these retailers were forced to remove any mention of health benefits unless the companies had run clinical trials to show their products are efficacious....

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