• May 20, 2024

Lawmakers in U.S. Congress File Bills to Regulate CBD

 Lawmakers in U.S. Congress File Bills to Regulate CBD

Credit: Dogora Sun

Credit: Dogora Sun

Congressional lawmakers in the U.S. have refiled a pair of bills meant to provide a pathway for the regulation of hemp derivatives like CBD as dietary supplements and food and beverage additives.

The two measures that were filed on Friday—the Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act and the CBD Product Safety and Standardization Act—are being sponsored by Reps. Morgan Griffith and Angie Craig, according to Marijuana Moment.

Earlier versions of the bills were filed last Congress and ultimately did not advance, but advocates and industry stakeholders feel that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent announcement that it wouldn’t be taking steps to regulate CBD will put pressure on lawmakers to act this time around.

The Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act would mandate that hemp, hemp-derived CBD and other derivatives from the federally legal cannabis plant would be made lawful as dietary supplements under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA).

The CBD Product Safety and Standardization Act, meanwhile, would require FDA to develop rules and hold a public comment period on the maximum amount of hemp-derived CBD that could be added to a food item or beverage per serving, labeling and packaging requirements and the “conditions of intended use,” the text of the legislation states.