Urge Your Congressperson to Co-Sponsor H.R. 8179 (Or Thank Them for Signing On!)
Urge Your Congressperson to Co-Sponsor H.R. 8179, The Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2020. Or thank them for already signing on!
For years, hemp farmers, small businesses and CBD consumers have been struggling due to the failure of the FDA to legally recognize and regulate the sale of hemp-derived CBD products. Regulatory uncertainty has led to a sharp decline in hemp prices and economic hardship for hemp farmers. Meanwhile, a multitude of CBD products continue to be sold, some of which raise significant quality, safety and other consumer protection concerns.
H.R. 8179 would ensure that hemp-derived CBD, and other non-intoxicating hemp ingredients, could be lawfully marketed as dietary supplements. The bill would require CBD and hemp extract product manufacturers to comply with the entire existing comprehensive regulatory framework for dietary supplements, which ensures that the products are deemed safe, properly labeled, and prepared utilizing Good Manufacturing Practices. Passage would also help stabilize the hemp markets, open up a promising economic opportunity for U.S. agriculture and honor our commitment made to farmers in the 2018 Farm Bill.
Please email your Representative to urge him or her to co-sponsor H.R. 8179, or thank them if they have already co-sponsored the bill. As always, we have made it easy for you – just type in your zip code and a message automatically populates that is addressed to your Congressperson. If your Representative has already co-sponsored H.R 8179, a thank you note will appear. If not, an email urging him or her to join the list will populate in the portal. Please feel free to personalize the message to share your stories about how CBD benefits your farm, business or family.