May 19, 2021
NEW BILL ALERT: S. 1698, The Hemp Access and Consumer Safety Act
We are thrilled to report the introduction today of S. 1698, The Hemp Access and Consumer Safety Act, which would establish a legal and regulatory pathway for the sale of hemp-derived extract products such as CBD as dietary supplements and food and beverage additives. We especially applaud Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), a longtime and enduring hemp supporter, for drafting this bill which will help stabilize hemp markets, open a promising economic opportunity for U.S. farmers, and protect consumers by requiring hemp extract product manufacturers to comply with the entire existing comprehensive regulatory framework for ingestible products. We are also grateful to Senators Rand Paul and Jeff Merkley for serving as original co-sponsors of this much needed, bi-partisan legislation.
Of course, we have a lot of work to do to see enactment of this legislation. The first step is to secure more Senate co-sponsors for S. 1698.
Hemp and CBD need YOUR help!
Please use our online portal TODAY to urge your U.S. Senators to co-sponsor S. 1698. It’s as simple as entering your email address and zip code, and then personalizing the message that we have prepared for your review.
And if you haven’t yet encouraged your U.S. Representative to co-sponsor HR 841, which would establish a regulatory pathway for the sale of hemp extracts as dietary supplements, please take a few minutes to use our portal today.
Together, we can ensure the future of the hemp and CBD industries while protecting consumers of our valuable products.