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Be Merry – and Safe – this Holiday Season

With the holiday season upon us, the National Consumers League (NCL) is reminding consumers to be wary about the unknowns and risks associated with retail CBD products they may give or receive as gifts or encounter at gatherings.

CBD continues to grow in popularity and can be found in a variety of food items including some of your favorite sweets that may be enjoyed during the holidays. CBD is everywhere — but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s not being properly regulated and may pose risks to some who ingest it.

NCL’s Director of Health Policy, Jeanette Contreras warns consumers that “these products have not been sufficiently tested to ensure safety, and the FDA has said they cannot designate CBD as safe for use in food and beverages.”

Watch Contreras’s public service announcement below. Have a safe and happy holiday season!

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