Workshop A – CBD Hemp Oil Working Group: An Analysis of FDA Guidance and State and Federal Laws for the Cosmetics Industry

Jun 17, 2020 9:00am – 12:30pm

In recent years, the use of CBD hemp oil in cosmetics has grown profusely. Innovation of these products continues to evolve as new products enter the market. However, with these products come a heightened risk, as the potential liabilities which companies may face cannot be ignored. In this session, our speakers will explore current regulation as well as market trends. They will also offer practical guidance for achieving success in this market and help ensure that you are meeting applicable regulatory requirements. Points of discussion to include:

  • Assessing the impact of the Farm Bill a year later and how it has created opportunities for cosmetic companies relative to the use of CBD-hemp oil
    • Examining limitations and risk associated with prohibition from the various states regarding the use of cannabis
    • Exploring pre-emption challenges
  • Examining the FDA’s stance on CBD usage as an ingredient
    • Interpreting FDA’s position that CBD in cosmetics cannot be used if “misbranded or adulterated”
  • Understanding the impact of FDA’s issuing warning letters to 15 companies selling CBD in violation of the Food, Drug, & Cosmetic Act
  • Understanding the market forces behind the use of CBD hemp oil in cosmetic products
  • Outlining the risks and liabilities associated with using CBD hemp oil in your product
  • Ensuring your product contains the CBD ingredients you purport it to be will improve skincare
  • Effective strategies to ensure proper claims substantiation and labeling which can withstand scrutiny
  • Understanding what we can glean about the future of CBD hemp oil in cosmetics through the FDA’s approval of the drug Epidiolex