Is US Hemp Policy Heading For Farm Bill, Act III?
It could take next farm bill, on lawmakers’ 2023 to-do list, to extinguish inferno of disagreement between FDA and regulated industries over lawful use of hemp-based ingredients in supplements as well as food and non-drug topicals. Before 2018 bill de-scheduled hemp, 2014 bill expanded access to hemp for research.
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Virginia Republican Morgan Griffith has same message for FDA he’s previously stated about hemp ingredients. Agency “has dragged its feet in properly regulating CBD and hemp-derived products on the market, creating confusion about its legal uses,” he says.
De-scheduling Hemp As Controlled Substance Left Behind Clouds Of Confusion Despite Being Lawful
While 2018 farm bill removed hemp –from US list of controlled substances, it sustained prohibition against participation in hemp production by convicted felons who’ve completed their sentences.
Will DEA Saying Synthetic THCs Are Controlled Substances Help Deliver Lawful Hemp Answer?
DEA’s explanation delta-8 THC acetate isn’t hemp, along with FDA’s hemp and cannabis policies chief saying it and other cannabis derivatives aren’t hemp, should simplify decision on lawful use of hemp in non-drug products subject to FDA’s regulatory oversight.