The companies warned were:
- Cancerherbtea.com of Florida
- CBD Life Holdings, LLC (dba Ultra CBD) of Arizona
- Hemp Oil Care of Los Angeles
(Makers of Hemp Pure Vape)
- PureCBD.net of Washington
- Twin Falls Bio Tech of South Carolina
- Canna Companion of Washington
- Canna Pet of Washington
Some medical marijuana activists cheered the decision, as they expect it will lead to higher standards for safety and quality, as well as shake out some of the more disreputable characters in the market.
However some activists are concerned that the FDA is sticking with it's claim that there are no medical benefits from CBD whether it's legally derived from hemp or from marijuana, leaving the door open to targeting legitimate CBD businesses in the future.
It's ironic for the FDA to continue claiming that CBD has no medical benefits, even while granting fast track approval for British company GW Pharmaceuticals new CBD drug "Epidiolex".
The US government also owns a patent on medical marijuana (Patent #6630507), so such schizophrenic stances come as no surprise. Hopefully the federal medical marijuana bill making it's way through the senate* passes the house and brings a bit of sanity to the current policy.
*The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act of 2015
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