CBD Regulation Bill Filed In US House Again; VMS In Pre-Tax Savings Accounts In First Senate Vote
Hemp-Derived CBD bill either provides exact solution US needs for lawful use of cannabinoids as dietary ingredients or falls well short, depending on the trade group. Legislation to expand health savings accounts to include vitamin, mineral and supplement products reached Senate floor vote before failing.
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De-scheduling provision in 2018 farm bill wasn’t crafted by House and Senate committees with FDA oversight, making it important that legislation to make hemp-derived cannabinoids lawful for use in supplements comes through House Energy and Commerce or Senate HELP committee.
House legislation to exempt hemp-derived cannabinoids from FDA rule that an “article” previously studied or approved for use as drugs is not allowed for use in dietary supplements either resolves a conundrum or raises additional questions for the agency and the industry.
“This is truly uncharted territory because we’ve never had this situation,” says CHPA senior VP David Spangler. Asking Congress instead to instruct FDA to first determine a safe daily limit would be a threatening precedent for the supplement market, says CRN CEO Steve Mister. “That really turns DSHEA on its head.”