Federal Action

S.2451: Urge Congress to Regulate CBD in Dietary Supplements and Foods

Calling all Hemp Supporters and CBD Consumers! We need your help in urging Congress to pass legislation that would direct the FDA to regulate hemp-derived CBD as a dietary supplement and food additive. S.2451, The Hemp Access and Consumer Safety Act, is sponsored by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), would allow hemp-derived CBD products to be marketed and sold as dietary supplements and food additives. S.2451 was formerly introduced in the 117th Congress by Senator Wyden as S. 1698.  A House companion bill, H.R.4849, was introduced by Rep. Ed Blumenauer (D-OR). 

As you know, CBD products have become increasingly popular in recent years, offering a range of potential health benefits and therapeutic uses. However, the lack of clear regulation has created confusion and uncertainty in the market, leaving consumers vulnerable to unsafe products and hindering the growth of the industry. Federal regulatory uncertainty has also severely impacted the hemp market, with reduced manufacturing demand resulting in a more than 90% commodity price decline, crushing opportunities for U.S. farmers. 

Legislation such as S.2451 would change that. If passed, this bill would give the FDA the authority to establish a clear framework for regulating CBD products as dietary supplements and food additives. This would provide greater clarity and consistency for consumers and businesses alike, while also ensuring that these products meet safety and quality standards. By supporting these bills, we can help promote safer, more accessible CBD products for all consumers, while also supporting the growth of the hemp industry and the farmers who depend on it. That’s why we’re calling on you to take action today! 

Please use our Federal Action Center to make your voice heard! Just fill out this form to contact your Senator asking them to cosponsor S.2451 for sensible CBD regulation. Together, we can support the hemp industry and promote safe, accessible CBD products for all! 

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