But then came the FDA and the DEA and cooled the enthusiasm of the new law. In a statement to the media immediately after the passing of the Economic Law, He announced The FDA said that the CBD products still have severe restrictions because they are active substances in an approved drug ("Epidiolx').
In DEA they went even further And they claimed Which for them CBD is still illegal in any way. They argue that federal law in the United States defines any active substance produced from the cannabis plant as dangerous - no matter whether it is hemp or not - just as Who insists The Israeli Ministry of Health.
But the largest pharmacy chain in the United States, CVS, Already has CBD products on shelves in its branches in 8 and various US states.
Official response They confirm that they do not intend to remove CBD products from the shelves despite the DEA resistance.
According to the announcement, the pharmacy chain plans to even add a new line of CBD products to be sold in more than 800 stores in 10 countries.
CVS said the network sells CBD products only in the form of creams, spray, lotions and lotions. It does not sell food that is fortified with CBD and does not market it as a drug or dietary supplement and therefore does not meet any of the FDA's limitations.
The DEA probably will not dare to take action against the country's largest pharmacy chain, but the smaller CBD sellers are less fortunate. Last Friday They raided Police forces on two stores in Texas and boycotted CBD products worth 50 thousand dollars.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the non-standard ingredients in the cannabis plant, and in recent years a huge market of health products has grown around it. Studies have found that CBD leads to improvement in diseases such as epilepsy, Anxiety and depression, Andpsychosis, And its use does not involve side effects.