The Farm Bill approved by Congress legalized hemp, which is a major step towards ensuring consumer access to affordable CBD oil. Unfortunately, the FDA is still throwing up roadblocks because CBD is now in an FDA-approved drug. It is a perfect case study for why healthcare is so expensive in this country. Shortly after the passage of the Farm Bill, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb reiterated the FDA’s position that, regardless of hemp’s legalization, it is still illegal to sell CBD in supplements or food. This is because CBD is the active ingredient in a recently-approved drug for a rare form of epilepsy. The only legal source of CBD, then, is this drug, which costs $32,500 a year. That’s right: an extremely beneficial, natural compound can now only be legally obtained at exorbitant cost.
Please legalize CBD supplements, and stop censoring free speech
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