GOP Congressman Requests Hearing On FDA’s Failure To Set CBD And Delta-8 THC Regulations

GOP Congressman Requests Hearing On FDA’s Failure To Set CBD And Delta-8 THC Regulations
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The top Republican on a key congressional committee is calling on leadership to schedule a hearing to hold the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accountable for its lack of action to set regulations for CBD and delta-8 THC products. Rep. James Comer (R-KY), ranking member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, said in a letter to Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) that purpose of the meeting should be to “examine the failure of [FDA] to develop a regulatory regime that effectively oversees the sale of hemp-derived extracts such as cannabidiol (CBD).” He said that the current lack of regulations has led to mislabeling, contaminated products and advertising that targets children. “We must hear directly from the FDA to ensure the agency has a plan to institute a regulatory solution that can effectively monitor the sale of hemp products and protect the health of children,” he wrote. The federal legalization of hemp under the 2018 Farm Bill was a bipartisan effort, and members across the aisle have since been pushing for further reforms to create a regulatory framework for products that are derived from the crop. FDA is cognizant of the complaints, but it’s so far declined to enact rules providing for the marketing of legal cannabinoids in food products. “The FDA’s failure to establish a regulatory regime for hemp is enabling mislabeled products that contain more THC than the legal limit to be sold,” Comer said, referencing the 0.3 percent THC limit per dry weight for legal hemp items. “Unfortunately, mislabeled products have caused many adverse health events in children.” While the GOP congressman seems to be supporting regulations that would correct issues on mislabeling and contamination of CBD products, he also brought up the fact that companies are increasingly marketing items containing delta-8 THC, an intoxicating cannabinoid commonly synthesized…

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