Why CBD is not controlled?
CBD is generally not controlled because it is not considered to be a psychoactive substance and does not have the potential for abuse or dependence. In most countries, including many European countries, CBD derived from hemp plants containing less than 0.3% THC is legal and not subject to the same regulatory restrictions as marijuana or other controlled substances.
Is CBD not controlled anywhere?
The regulatory status of CBD products can vary by country. Furthermore, while CBD itself is not considered to be a controlled substance, products that contain CBD may be subject to other regulations. In the United States, for example, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warning letters to companies that make unsubstantiated health claims about CBD products, and has also raised concerns about the safety of certain CBD products.
CBD control in Europe
The European Union has established a regulatory for novel foods. It includes foods and food supplements that were not commonly consumed before 1997. CBD products are considered novel foods in the EU, and any company that wishes to market a CBD product as a food or food supplement must obtain approval from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
As the popularity of CBD still grows, it is likely that regulations for CBD products will continue to change.