A. FDA is aware that unapproved cannabis or cannabis-derived products are being used for the treatment of a number of medical conditions including, for example, AIDS wasting, epilepsy, neuropathic pain, spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis, and cancer and chemotherapy-induced nausea.
The GRAS conclusions can apply to ingredients for human food marketed by other companies, if they are manufactured in a way that is consistent with the notices and they meet the listed specifications. Some of the intended uses for these ingredients include adding them as source of protein, carbohydrates, oil, and other nutrients to beverages (juices, smoothies, protein drinks, plant-based alternatives to dairy products), soups, dips, spreads, sauces, dressings, plant-based alternatives to meat products, desserts, baked goods, cereals, snacks and nutrition bars. Products that contain any of these hemp seed-derived ingredients must declare them by name on the ingredient list.
The study of cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds in clinical trial settings is needed to assess the safety and effectiveness of these substances for the treatment of any disease or condition. FDA’s December 2016 Guidance for Industry: Botanical Drug Development provides specific recommendations on submitting INDs for botanical drug products, such as those derived from cannabis, in support of future marketing applications for these products. The agency’s July 2020 draft guidance, Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Compounds: Quality Considerations for Clinical Research Guidance for Industry, highlights quality considerations for anyone wishing to conduct clinical research in this area, particularly those who are less familiar with the FDA.
FDA relies on applicants and scientific investigators to conduct research. The agency’s role, as laid out in the FD&C Act, is to review data submitted to the FDA in an application for approval to ensure that the drug product meets the statutory standards for approval.
While the agency is aware of reports of pets consuming various forms of cannabis, to date, FDA has not directly received any reports of adverse events associated with animals given cannabis products. However, adverse events from accidental ingestion are well-documented in scientific literature. If you feel your animal has suffered from ingesting cannabis, we encourage you to report the adverse event to the FDA. Please visit Reporting Information about Animal Drugs and Devices to learn more about how to report an adverse event related to an animal drug or for how to report an adverse event or problem with a pet food.
Furthermore, CBD may reduce opioid cravings and calm withdrawal symptoms. In addition to its potential direct effects on pain, evidence suggests that cannabinoid use may mitigate escalation of opioid doses in patients with chronic pain; recent clinical data demonstrate that cannabis administration is associated with a substantial reduction in opioid intake in chronic pain patients.
We recommend initiating CBD use about 2 hours before going to sleep. Start with 10-15mg of active cannabinoids once daily, increasing the dose slowly every 2-3 days to determine if a better therapeutic effect results. For example, use 10mg once daily for two days, then increase to 10mg twice daily (morning and night) for two days. Continue to slowly titrate the dose up every few days. While twice daily dosing is best for most consumers, some may elect to take their entire dose at night, especially when trying to achieve improved sleep or in the rare case of experiencing tiredness as a side effect. In this case, one-time dose at night is safe and acceptable. Once you reach a point where the therapeutic benefits do not increase OR where they decrease, stop and go back to the previous dose. That is the top of that individual’s bell-shaped dose-response curve.
Absolutely! Additionally, topical administration eliminates the risk of unwanted side-effects. While side-effects are rare and usually mild with CBD products, those who are hesitant to try CBD products due to risk can try topical administration.
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