r adding CBD to food is prohibited. Only one drug containing CBD has been approved by t
he FDA－Epidiolex－which is used to reduce seizures related to a rare form of epilepsy.
“There is still a lot of research that’s needed to provide definitive answers,” Yasmin Hurd, a
neuroscientist who directs the Addiction Institute at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, told CNN. He said
the benefits of using CBD to help treat anxiety, pain, and substance abuse have been “promising” so far.
The FDA hasn’t decided how to regulate CBD products. The agency
held its first public hearing on the legalization of CBD on Friday.
But it isn’t holding back on overseeing CBD-infused products or enforc
ing its regulations. “We’ll continue to closely scrutinize products that could pose risks to con