Tl:dr The FDA is seeking public comment on the abuse potential, medical usefulness, and impact of schedule changes on 17 substances. CBD (cannabidiol) is included on this list. The deadline to comment is September 13th, 2017 11:59PM ET. From the www.regulations.gov website: Action Notice. Summary The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting interested persons to submit comments concerning abuse potential, actual abuse, medical usefulness, trafficking, and impact of scheduling changes on availability for medical use of 17 drug substances. These comments will be considered in preparing a response from the United States to the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the abuse liability and diversion of these drugs. WHO will use this information to consider whether to recommend that certain international restrictions be placed on these drugs. This notice requesting comments is required by the Controlled Substances Act (the CSA). Dates Submit either electronic or written comments by September 13, 2017. I know many here have found benefit from CBD and/or are interested in it's use. If you'd like to leave a comment, follow this link and click the blue "Comment Now!" button on the right hand side of the page. From there, enter your comment, information and submit. If you're not sure what to say, comments left by others can be seen by scrolling down a bit from the blue button. PLEASE NOTE: Anything you post in the "Comment" box will be publicly viewable, so do not include anything in that box that you do not wish to be publicly available!