FDA asking for feedback from CBD users to investigate safety of products

VIDEO: FDA testing CBD products for safety, effectiveness

TULSA, Okla. — The Food and Drug Administration is asking for feedback from CBD users as the agency investigates the safety of products infused with the ingredient.

The FDA is looking to obtain more information about the "safety, manufacturing, product quality, marketing, labeling, and sale of products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds."

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The agency says it is seeing reports of CBD products not containing the advertised amounts of CBD or containing pesticides and heavy metals.

According to the FDA, no research has been done on how these products could affect children, the elderly, and pregnant or lactating women.

There has not been any FDA evaluation to this point to determine the safety or effectiveness of CBD products, or what effects taking other drugs could have.

In its investigation, the FDA is asking CBD users for feedback on their experiences using the product. The deadline for public comments is Tuesday, July 16.

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