The Evolving Legality Of Lesser-Known Cannabis Compounds – Law360

Law360 (January 13, 2020, 5:49 PM EST) — One may be forgiven for being unaware of cannabinoids other than THC and CBD. THC is famous, of course, for providing the intoxicating effect of marijuana, whereas CBD has bloomed in popular awareness following passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which removed hemp-derived CBD from the Controlled Substances Act. With more than 120 identified cannabinoid compounds found in the plant genus Cannabis, it’s all but certain that products based on cannabinoids other than THC and CBD will become better-known. The two most likely contenders are cannabigerol, or CBG, and cannabinol, or CBN.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to explore…