Washington, DC —  Americans for Safe Access (ASA) has released the Patient’s Guide to CBD in response to the May 31 public hearing at the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) regarding products containing cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds. During the hearing, ASA was one of nearly 140 speakers chosen to formally present scientific information with slides and data about cannabis, cannabidiol (CBD), and other cannabis compounds at the hearing. Patient’s Guide to CBD (download available)

The Patient’s Guide to CBD is a comprehensive resource that covers a wide range of topics, including, available forms for use, what to look for on package labels, how to read a certificate of analysis, how CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system, the current state of research, the compound’s legal status, and how to talk to one’s doctor about CBD.

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (also known as the 2018 Farm Bill) legalized industrial hemp (cannabis plants containing not more than 0.3% THC), which has sparked much interest, as well as confusion, regarding CBD products. “ASA created the guide to be an educational reference so that patients, healthcare providers, consumers, policy makers, and regulators could have an accurate and scientific source to turn to in order to make informed decisions regarding CBD,” said Debbie Churgai, ASA Interim Director.

The Patient’s Guide to CBD is available for download here.

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