Trump Budget Would Cut Health Agencies’ Funds, Boost CBD Focus

Agencies tackling the coronavirus outbreak would see major funding cuts under the Trump administration’s fiscal 2021 budget request.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Agencies tackling the coronavirus outbreak would see major funding cuts under the Trump administration’s fiscal 2021 budget request.

Sizable Trimmings: The proposal amounts to a 10% cut for the CDC, a 3.7% cut for the NIH, and a 7% cut for the National Science Foundation, a senior adviser to health research advocacy group Research!America says.

Cannabis Concerns: Meanwhile, the administration is asking for $5 million for the FDA to conduct cannabis research and crack down on illegally marketed CBD products. The proposal also seeks to shift regulation of e-cigarettes and tobacco products away from the FDA.

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