When we first launched Hometown Hero CBD, initially it seemed obvious that we should publish articles about the uses and potential benefits of CBD. However, after digging more into this topic, we decided that it wouldn’t be a good idea to publish these types of articles. Luckily, this information is widely available online in other places so there isn’t a huge need for us to write these articles anyway.
Below, I’m going to share some of our favorite sites for resources on CBD as well as the reasons we’ve decided to not publish articles on these topics ourselves.
Any health supplement on the market must meet stringent FDA requirements before they are allowed to make health claims.
From the FDA’s website:
To be approved by the FDA as an authorized health claim, there must be significant scientific agreement (SSA) among qualified experts that the claim is supported by the totality of publicly available scientific evidence for a substance/disease relationship. The SSA standard is intended to be a strong standard that provides a high level of confidence in the validity of the substance/disease relationship.
An example of an authorized health claim is, "Adequate calcium and vitamin D as part of a healthful diet, along with physical activity, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis in later life."
While there are scientific studies on CBD that report healthful effects, these do not meet the standards of the FDA’s “SSA” or “Significant Scientific Agreement.”
When the FDA evaluates a health claim, the agency considers the totality of the publicly available scientific evidence (including evidence from well-designed studies conducted in a manner that is consistent with generally recognized scientific procedures and principles). If there is significant scientific agreement (SSA) among qualified experts that the claim is supported by the evidence, the agency will authorize by regulation a health claim for the substance/disease relationship.
Because of the FDA’s high standards and the relatively recent development of CBD products, the FDA is currently of the opinion that CBD products and their purported health claims do not meet the standards of the SSA.
While Hometown Hero is not going to make any health claims about the products we manufacture or sell, we encourage you to take a look outside of our website and research these topics on your own. Some of our favorite websites include:
If you have any other CBD websites with great information you’d like to recommend, please let us know!