Has the Food and Drug Administration Approved Cannabis?

Has the Food and Drug Administration FDA Approved Cannabis?


The Food and Drug Administration FDA considers cannabis a dangerous drug. They assess it as having no accepted medical value. The FDA states cannabis should not be used, even under a doctor's oversight. Still illegal under federal law, the punishments for people found guilty are severe and often steep. In addition, the FDA hasn't approved any product containing or derived from marijuana. Read more about the charges for weed possession in Florida in this article: What are the Charges for Marijuana Possession in Florida?

The USFDA is the US government agency charged with protecting the public's health. As such, they review human drugs to ensure their safety, efficacy, and soundness. It promotes public health through control and oversight of food safety. Included for example, are tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter drugs (medications). The FDA is the agency reviewing and approving the first COVID-19 vaccine. This new vaccine now prevents COVID-19 disease in persons 16 years of age and older. Notably, the Food and Drug Administration also regulates work not directly related to food or drugs. Cell phones, lasers, condoms, and diseases in household pets are under their purview. The FDA also controls as well as donated human sperm for use in pregnancy. 

Presidents appoint the Commissioner of Food and Drugs to lead the FDA with the advice and consent of the Senate. Commissioners report to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (DHS). 

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