According to the article, regulatory lawyers cautioned that the marketing of "hemp extracts" does not necessarily insulate a company from FDA enforcement action, especially if the CBD in a product exceeds the naturally occurring levels in the hemp plant due to the manufacturing process.
Harrison said, "When I'm talking about full spectrum, I mean full spectrum. It means that all the natural constituents of the hemp plant are in there at the same percentages as they would be found in nature. You have not manipulated the percentages at all."
Companies have used different generic language to describe hemp-based products that contain cannabinoids.
Harrison suggested labeling a product "hemp oil" would be problematic if it contained CBD.
If you went to the grocery store and took a pure hemp oil and you tested it, you wouldn’t find CBD in it, adding hemp oil derives from the seed, Harrison said.