420 with CNW — New Congressional Bill Could Allow CBD, Hemp to Be Sold as Dietary Supplements

February 12, 2021 04:25:05

The 2018 Farm Bill legalized the cultivation and sale of industrial hemp and hemp extracts, including cannabidiol (“CBD”), spawning what would soon be one of the most popular health and wellness ingredients in a long time. With both hemp and CBD boasting a wide array of benefits, a market products containing the two ingredients sprang up. Although the sector soon had thousands of sellers across the supply chain with CBD products attracting incredible demand, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) was expressly against marketing and selling CBD products as dietary supplements.

However, thanks to a bill reintroduced into Congress by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, that may soon be a thing of the past. The bill, which was first filed by Representatives Kurt Schrader and Morgan Griffith last year, would allow hemp, hemp-derived CBD, and “any other ingredient derived from hemp” to be used as a dietary supplement under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. This version of the bill, called the Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act, has 17 other…


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