October 26, 2021
URGENT! Call On Congress To Stop The Stalemate and Regulate CBD now
Calling all Hemp Supporters!
This week, we’re asking you to help amplify the urgent call to Congress —
Stop the Stalemate: Regulate CBD Now
After nearly four years of promising to explore a regulatory pathway for the retail sale of hemp-derived CBD, the FDA has admitted there is no plan to move on regulations anytime soon. Acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock argued recently that current law is “fairly clear” barring the agency from action on CBD, putting FDA in “a stalemate position.” She followed up: “I don’t know that it’s a matter of FDA policy. I think it may well be a matter of law.”
If it’s a matter of law, then it’s up to Congress to stop the stalemate and regulate CBD now!
We need YOU to visit this link TODAY to contact your U.S. Senators and Representatives asking them to support critical legislation that would require the FDA to hold products containing hemp-derived CBD to the same standards as dietary supplement ingredients and food or beverage additives.
The issue is becoming ever more urgent. Lack of regulatory clarity has led to bankruptcies of hemp processing facilities, leaving farmers left with raw hemp material they are unable to sell. Meanwhile, consumers are left confused and unprotected without regulatory oversight. Hear below from Reps. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) on why this legislation is so urgent and important.
Your advocacy is working!
This month, members of Congress received 932 messages from Hemp Supporters urging them to #StopTheStalemate and #RegulateCBDnow through regulateCBDnow.com. Not so coincidentally, H.R. 841, a bill that would regulate CBD as a dietary supplement, now has the support of three additional U.S. Representatives, bringing the total to 34 (21 Democrats and 13 Republicans) and a House hearing is expected on the issue in the coming weeks. These messages also advocate for two vehicles in the Senate that would explicitly legalize hemp extract products, like CBD: S. 1698, and the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act.
Help us reach 1,000+ messages! It takes just a quick moment of your time to fill out the form and send the customizable email to your Congressional leaders. If you’ve already contacted yours, please share the link with your friends and social followers encouraging them to do the same. Together we can accomplish this critical step for the hemp and CBD industries.