We need your help in urging your legislators in West Virginia to adopt rules that allow CBD to be marketed and sold as a food or dietary supplement.
As we informed you previously, thanks to the leadership of Rep. Andy Barr (KY) – who closely consulted with the US Hemp Roundtable -- the SAFE Banking Act, originally a marijuana-only bill, was amended to encourage U.S. banks and credit card companies to do business with hemp and CBD companies.
Legislation that would encourage U.S. banks and credit card companies to do business with hemp and CBD companies will hit the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in the next few days. We need your help TODAY in ensuring that it is passed.
This morning, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell – after consulting closely with the US Hemp Roundtable -- has introduced report language that would require the FDA to issue formal “enforcement discretion” on the sale of hemp CBD products.
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The primary policy challenge facing the hemp-derived CBD industry is guidance issued by FDA, opining that it is illegal for CBD to be introduced into interstate commerce as a food additive or dietary supplement. While the FDA has announced that it will unveil its timetable for action this fall, it could be many months before they issue a formal regulation.
As we shared with a few weeks ago, our California dream bill, AB 228, legislation that would have legalized the retail sale of hemp-derived CBD in California, was declared dead for the session. We launched an email blitz asking for action, but with the legislature adjourning today, the earliest any legislation can pass will be January.