Adding CBD to Food, Drink Was a Hot Trend, Until FDA Chimed In – Wall Street Journal

Big food-and-drink companies are slowing work on products containing cannabidiol after regulators sounded a note of caution, making space for smaller players to capture more of the budding market.

The Food and Drug Administration told consumers in November that there isn’t enough research to ensure cannabidiol, or CBD, is safe to consume. It isn’t clear the cannabis-derived compound helps curb anxiety, facilitates sleep or conveys other benefits some producers and consumers ascribe to it, the agency said in an online post.

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