All ingredients in animal food must be the subject of an approved food additive petition or generally recognized as safe for their intended use in the intended species. In coordination with state feed control officials, CVM also recognizes ingredients listed in the Official Publication of the Association of American Feed Control Officials as being acceptable for use in animal food. Providing information on the process needed to conduct clinical research using cannabis.
Researchers work with the FDA and submit an IND application to the appropriate division in the Office of New Drugs in CDER depending on the therapeutic indication. Based on the results obtained in studies conducted at the IND stage, sponsors may submit a marketing application for formal approval of the drug.