Federal Action


Help Secure Co-Sponsors on Bill that Would Prod FDA to Act on CBD

PASSED January 14, 2021

FDA’s past promises to lay out a regulatory path for the safe and legal retail sale of hemp-derived CBD products have so far gone unfulfilled.

Inaction by the agency has led to a worst of all worlds: While a legal cloud hovers over commerce in safe, quality-assured, popular CBD products, unregulated bad actors continue to sell inferior products that give misleading information to consumers and potentially endanger public health and safety.

Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN) has introduced legislation that would allow FDA-regulated, hemp-derived CBD to be marketed in dietary supplements and as food and beverage additives. The bill would also require a study and report from the USDA on the regulatory and market barriers for farmers engaged in hemp production. Read the entire bill here.

We need your help to send a powerful message to the FDA.

Please use our portal to encourage your U.S. Representative to co-sponsor the Peterson Bill. Even if you don’t know who your Congressman is, once you type in your name and zip code, our online portal will populate an email that will be sent directly to your Representative. Please feel free to personalize the message with stories about what CBD means to your farm, your business, and/or your family.