Cannabidiol (CBD) is of growing interest around the world. However, the legality of products containing CBD is a complex web of often-conflicting laws. If you have a site that deals with CBD, and are wondering if you can host the site at Kinsta, the answer is: it depends.
The bottom line is that Kinsta follows US law and under current US law it’s not possible to sell, market, distribute, or promote any CBD products making therapeutic claims without FDA approval or any food products or dietary supplements that contain CBD without violating FDA regulations.
In this article we’ll provide a summary of how Kinsta approaches the question of CBD. If you have any further questions about hosting a site related to CBD at Kinsta, please get in touch.
FDA Rules About CBD
As a US company, Kinsta makes every effort to comply with US law and that includes abiding by the guidance of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The FDA has published a summary of the status of products containing CBD from the perspective of the federal government. This summary states that:
- It is currently illegal to market CBD products making therapeutic claims without FDA approval.
- It is currently illegal to market CBD by adding it to a food or labeling it as a dietary supplement.
Kinsta is a US Company and Complies with US Law
Our Terms of Service state that Kinsta’s hosting platform must not be used to violate the law. Our understanding of current FDA guidance leaves us unable to host sites that sell, market, distribute, or promote the use of any CBD product making therapeutic claims without FDA approval or any food product or dietary supplement that contains CBD.
While we recognize that CBD may be legal according to state law in your location, or according to national law if you are located outside of the United States, if a site promotes, sells, or distributes products that violate FDA guidance, Kinsta will not be able to host the site.
CBD Sites That Can Be Hosted by Kinsta
If your CBD site deals purely in information about CBD such as industry news or research, and does not market, sell, distribute, or promote the use of products that violate FDA guidance, then it’s welcome to be hosted on our platform.
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