An FDA spokeswoman, Lauren Kotwicki, said in an email Tuesday that that the agency believes “now is an opportune time to re-evaluate the regulations concerning nutrition content claims, generally, including the term ‘healthy,” in light of evolving research. The agency plans to solicit public comment on the matter “in the near future.”

FILE - In this April 2, 2016 file photo, a demonstrator waves a flag with marijuana leaves on it during a protest calling for the legalization of marijuana, outside of the White House in Washington. Six states that allow marijuana use have legal tests for driving while impaired by the drug that have no scientific basis, according to a study by the nation’s largest automobile club that calls for scrapping those laws. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

“There is understandably a strong desire by both lawmakers and the public to create legal limits for marijuana impairment in the same manner we do alcohol,” said Marshall Doney, AAA’s president and CEO. “In the case of marijuana, this approach is flawed and not supported by scientific research.”

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2016 file photo of aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen in a mosquito cage at a laboratory in Cucuta, Colombia. The White House and Democrats are pressuring congressional Republicans to act on President Barack Obama’s demands for money to combat the Zika virus, but even the onset of mosquito season sure to spread the virus has failed to create a sense of urgency.  (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan, File)

“Any time there’s a public health issue, bordering on crisis, there’s obviously some urgency,” said Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., who’s running to replace Republican Sen. Marco Rubio. Jolly added, however, that “I don’t know that it has become a political issue in Florida as much as it has inside the Beltway.”


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