The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is back, sniffing out and threatening to shut down cannabidiol (“CBD”) companies across the land. Yes, in case you didn’t know, the FDA is inserting itself into the cannabis industry — sort of.
In April 2015, the FDA sent warning letters to six companies whose products allegedly contained CBD. The FDA warned these companies about marketing and selling unapproved drugs to diagnose, mitigate, treat, or prevent diseases in humans or animals.
The FDA last week sent out a fresh round of warning letters to eight new companies. The FDA’s February 4th letter to PainBomb, LLC about the company’s “PainBomb+CBD” products is representative of the letters, and it states that:
- PainBomb’s websites and accompanying literature seek to sell drugs covered by section 201(g)(1)(B) of the