Get the straight facts on CBD

These resources can help guide you through the new and ever-changing landscape of CBD to better understand the FDA approval process, learn how to stay safe, and help you have a productive conversation with your doctor.

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FDA NEWS ALERTS

Read an investigation published on the JAMA Network on the use of CBD products for conditions with proven therapies.

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UNDERSTANDING CBD PRODUCTS FACT SHEET

There are hundreds of CBD products out there, but only one that’s FDA approved. This guide will help you understand the difference that FDA approval makes when it comes to consistency, safety, legality, and more.

WHAT THE FDA WANTS YOU TO KNOW ABOUT CBD

The FDA is working to answer questions about the science, safety, and quality of products containing cannabis—particularly CBD. Read all about why the FDA has only approved one CBD product.

SEPARATING CBD FACT FROM FICTION

Get the straight facts on CBD—this simple guide gives you the rundown on where CBD comes from, how to know if your CBD is safe, and what products have met FDA standards.

FDA-APPROVED CBD

CBD products are eligible to be submitted for FDA approval if they have been vigorously tested for consistency, met the strict safety requirements for consumer use, and been studied for efficacy and potential side effects.

FDA WARNING LETTERS

Each year since 2015, the FDA has issued warning letters to companies for making fraudulent claims about their CBD products. Learn about the legal loopholes used by some non–FDA regulated CBD manufacturers.

PATIENT/DOCTOR DISCUSSION GUIDE

If you’re thinking about trying a CBD product, you probably have some questions for your doctor. Use this discussion guide to help you get the facts on the difference between CBD vs THC, whether CBD is safe to take with your other medicines, and what makes an FDA-approved CBD product different.