A NEW House bill that would require the FDA to regulate CBD as a food and beverage ingredient has been introduced by Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY), along with Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Angie Craig (D-MN) and Dan Crenshaw (R-TX). The CBD Product Safety and Standardization Act would specifically authorize the regulation of interstate commerce with respect to food containing cannabidiol derived from hemp, and for other purposes.
U.S. Hemp Roundtable General Counsel, Jonathan Miller, issued the following statement included in Rep. Rice’s press announcement supporting aspects of the bill and thanking the sponsors for their leadership:
“The hemp industry is grateful to Reps. Kathleen Rice, Morgan Griffith, Angie Craig and Dan Crenshaw for their introduction of The CBD Product Safety and Standardization Act. We strongly support requiring the FDA to regulate hemp extracts like CBD as food and beverage ingredients.
We look forward to working with the bill sponsors to ensure that this legislation provides the broadest range of protections for hemp extract products for human and animal consumption, to serve as a strong complement to HR 841, introduced by Rep. Kurt Schrader and supported by 35 co-sponsors, which would require FDA to regulate CBD in dietary supplements. We also look forward to a hearing soon in the House Energy & Commerce Committee to address these urgent issues.”
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