CHARLOTTE, N.C. —While retailers remain cautious about selling hemp-based products, experts at CSP’s CBD & Convenience Retail conference shed more light on cannabidiol (CBD) and the growing category of medicinal remedies.
About 80 retailers and suppliers attended the event, held Oct. 28-30 in Charlotte, N.C., which featured topics ranging from legal issues to product quality. Talking about how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would want to handle CBD products, speaker Jonathan Havens of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Baltimore, said, “The FDA doesn’t want to regulate CBD, and if they do, it’s going to take years.”
The FDA would prefer the industry regulate itself, keeping in mind what’s best for the consumer, Havens said.
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