Congress Ready To Propose Legislation To Deliver US FDA’s Wish: Allowing CBD Use In Supplements
House Energy and Commerce members are expected soon to introduce a bill to make lawful the use of CBD and other hemp-derived ingredients, other than THC, in dietary supplements. Capitol Hill interest in proposing legislation, says Sen. Wyden , will grow if FDA doesn’t bring some order to the CBD space.
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Four major trade organizations applauded the introduction of HR 8179, which would remove statutory impediments to CBD’s lawful use in dietary supplements, subjecting CBD to the same requirements in place for any new dietary ingredient. The Natural Products Association, on the other hand, is calling the bill a misstep.
The European Commission thinks that CBD might be a narcotic, after all. What should companies be doing while it decides? In this exclusive interview, regulatory expert Greer Deal – director at Global Regulatory Services – suggests that companies that haven’t already done so should consider filing Novel Food (NF) applications with both the European Commission and the UK Food Standards Agency.
Supplements containing hemp-derived cannabidiols aren’t typical products subject to FDA’s regulatory oversight, and the document stating its thinking on enforcement in the market submitted to the Office of Management and Budget isn’t a typical draft guidance.