January 14, 2020

ACTION ALERT – Help Secure Co-Sponsors on HR 5587 that Would Prod FDA to Act on CBD

U.S. Hemp Roundtable

As we’ve shared with you often, FDA’s past promises to lay out a regulatory path for the 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.

Congress has begun to lose its patience. And an effort led by U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN) could force the FDA’s hand.

On January 13th, Rep. Peterson introduced HR 5587 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. HR 5587 is co-sponsored by some of hemp’s most resolute friends in Congress: Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME), James Comer (R-KY) and Thomas Massie (R-KY). Read the entire bill here.

In addition to introduction HR 5587, Rep. Peterson has sent a Dear Colleague to his fellow Members of Congress. Read that here.

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

Please click here to encourage your U.S. Representative to co-sponsor the HR 5587. Even if you don’t know who your Congressman or Congresswoman 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 help us today. When Hemp Supporters share our voices, we win!