Legislating Hemp As Dietary Ingredient: Wrapping US Market In A Bow, Or Tying DSHEA In Knots?
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.
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House passes “SAFE Banking” Act sponsored by Rep. Ed Perlmutter to allow cannabis- and hemp-related businesses in states with some form of legalized marijuana to access financial services by creating protections for those institutions. Sen. Jeff Merkley introduced the same legislation in March.
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Former FDA commissioner says legislative carve-out for a regulatory pathway for cannabinoids is a better option than a rulemaking, which could take five years and “may not even work.” Cannabinoids market is “well far ahead of where the regulation is,” he says.