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WASHINGTON — Major food makers are ready to cash in on selling CBD-filled foods and drinks. But the Food and Drug Administration isn’t having it.

Technically all products containing CBD, or cannabidiol, are illegal under FDA’s rules — regardless of whether they’re a dietary supplement sold at the Vitamin Shoppe or a CBD seltzer from Whole Foods. But the FDA is showing itself particularly concerned about the latter.


The agency recently warned Congress that any attempts to legalize CBD foods would put the public health at risk. The FDA has been so dismissive of the idea that a group of lawmakers is now accusing the agency of being uncooperative.

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