Congresspeople from both parties have reintroduced two bills that would make it easier to regulate hemp derivatives like CBD that are used as dietary supplements and food and drink additives, according to a report by Marijuana Moment.
Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Angie Craig (D-CA) are behind the two bills that were filed on Friday. They are the Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act and the CBD Product Safety and Standardization Act (D-MN).
Earlier versions of the bills were introduced in the last Congress, but they did not move forward. Advocates and industry stakeholders think that the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent announcement that it wouldn’t be taking steps to regulate CBD will put pressure on lawmakers to act this time.
In a press release, Griffith said that the FDA “has been slow to properly regulate CBD and hemp-derived products on the market, which has made it hard to know what its legal uses are.” “Americans need better direction, which is why I’ve proposed these two pieces of legislation. They will make it easier to regulate food and dietary supplements.”
The Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act would make hemp, hemp-derived CBD, and other products made from the federally legal cannabis plant legal as dietary supplements under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA).