Marijuana remains federally illegal, said the TSA.
An FDA-approved drug that contains CBD oil for children who experience seizures from pediatric epilepsy will now be allowed on flights, according to the Transportation Security Administration's new guidelines, The Hill reported.
CBD products are "flooding the market" since Congress approved the sale of CBD, or cannabidiol, derived from hemp a year ago, Gottlieb said in an interview on CNBC's " Squawk Box". It often comes from a cannabis plant known as hemp, which is defined by the USA government as having less than 0.3% THC, the compound that causes marijuana's mind-altering effect.
The 2018 farm bill lifted longtime restrictions on hemp, meaning that hemp would no longer be regulated as a controlled substance.
"When hemp was removed as a controlled substance, this lack of research, and therefore evidence, to support CBD's broader use in FDA-regulated products, including in foods and dietary supplements, has resulted in unique complexities for its regulation, including many unanswered questions related to its safety", he said.
Gottlieb said most of the products on the market today are, in fact, illegal.
Ally Horner, the co-owner of Your CBD Store in Spring, Texas, 25 miles north of Houston, said questions about traveling with CBD products are common among her customers.
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You need a doctor's prescription to get this medication, and it contains a much higher dose of CBD than what people typically get from the oils sold online or in dispensaries or markets.
"This is a potentially serious risk that can be managed when the product is taken under medical supervision in accordance with the FDA approved labeling for the product", agency regulators wrote in the Federal Register notice.
Since 2015, the FDA has issued 48 similar type letters about the marketing of CBD products.
Friday's hearing, meantime, come as companies, including large food manufacturers, are pushing the government to regulate the industry so they can decide whether and how to get into it. "Our biggest enemy isn't the FDA or the DEA, but CBD companies making false claims", he said.
But Hurd worries that the FDA is coming to the table too late.
Industry experts predict that when eventual regulations are adopted, they'll probably allow lower for concentrations of CBD as a food additive and higher concentrations as an approved drug.