Legislating CBD As Lawful Supplement Ingredient: A Threatening Precedent For US Industry?
Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act introduced in House isn’t supported by key Democrat and Republican leaders in both chambers partly because of regulatory precedent it proposes, says lobbyist NPA Steve Northrup.
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As it recently told Congress it would, FDA reopens docket on “Scientific Data and Information about Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-Derived,. "Reopening the comment period will do nothing to protect public health when the FDA is already sitting on a ticking time bomb," says NPA head Daniel Fabricant.
Sen. Blumenthal plans a floor amendment to the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act to require third-party verification for supplements sold at retail establishments on US military posts. The amendment likely would have support from Sen. Durbin, who joined Blumenthal in introducing a similar amendment in 2015.