U.S. Congress To Introduce Bill For Legalizing CBD Once and For All

U.S. Congress To Introduce Bill For Legalizing CBD Once and For All

Hemp-based CBD can be legally marketed in conventional food and dietary supplements, according to the legislation that was unveiled in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill was introduced by Collin Peterson (D-MN), the Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, in a simple, three-page bill that would explicitly include hemp-derived CBD in the definition of a dietary supplement. The bill would also create an exception for cannabidiol to a “prohibited act” in Section 301 of the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act (FDCA), which bars the introduction of compounds that were earlier studied as a pharmaceutical drug into interstate commerce of a food. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has continuously cited that it is due to the FDCA they are not declaring hemp-derived CBD as a legal dietary ingredient, and therefore, has done little to create a reformed regulatory framework for CBD based products.  The agency has been issuing warning letters to companies that market their CBD products with high medicinal claims, however, there hasn’t been much work when it comes to regulating the CBD market.  The new bill introduced by Peterson would also require the Agriculture Secretary, other relevant state and federal agencies to complete research on the…

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