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Periodic Graphics: Cannabidiol, medicine from hemp

Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning explains the CBD craze, how the compound works, and how it’s regulated.

by Andy Brunning
February 24, 2020 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 98, ISSUE 8

 

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To download a PDF of this article, visit: cenm.ag/cbdgraphic


Read more C&EN coverage of CBD and hemp

Erickson, Britt E. "Hemp Growing Pains." Chemical & Engineering News, Feb. 24, 2020.

References used to create this graphic:

Erickson, Britt E. "US Hemp Boom Creates Chaos." Chemical & Engineering News, May 31, 2019.

FDA. “Drug Trials Snapshots: Epidiolex.” Updated July 17, 2018.

FDA. "FDA Regulation of Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Products, Including Cannabidiol (CBD)." Updated Feb. 13, 2020.

Halford, Bethany. "CBD: Medicine from Marijuana." Chemical & Engineering News, July 22, 2018.

A collaboration between C&EN and Andy Brunning, author of the popular graphics blog Compound Interest

To see more of Brunning’s work, go to compoundchem.com. To see all of C&EN’s Periodic Graphics, visit cenm.ag/periodicgraphics.

 

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Comments
Tod Miller (February 24, 2020 3:23 PM)
It's important to note that the great majority of Over the counter CBD supplements also contain THC, sometimes at significant concentrations.
lana (February 26, 2020 10:51 AM)
The FDA is largely choosing not to enforce the law re: non drug CBD?
Really?
I think the dozens of companies with FDA warning letters might disagree.
https://independentretailer.com/2020/02/20/fda-sends-warning-letters-to-15-cbd-companies-amid-safety-concerns/
https://www.fda.gov/news-events/public-health-focus/warning-letters-and-test-results-cannabidiol-related-products
that and the trucking firms sent warning letters from DOT...
https://www.natlawreview.com/article/us-dot-issues-warning-regarding-use-cbd-products-dot-regulated-employees

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