US Bill For CBD Supplement Path Draws Mixed Industry Response
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.
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Two months after submitting CBD enforcement draft guidance for OMB review, FDA published separate draft guidance on studies for bioequivalents of an approved cannabidiol-based drug. But the draft guidance that the supplement industry awaits in pitched anticipation remains under review.
Responsible CBD supplement marketers are disadvantaged against bad actors with products taking up shelf space in “disloyal” retailers as federal regulatory limbo drags on, says nutritional science expert Duffy McKay. Patchwork of state regulations on CBD also create challenges.
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.