CONGRESSIONAL BILLS RE-FILED TO ALLOW HEMP DERIVATES AS DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS …

The recent re-filing of congressional bills to allow hemp derivatives as dietary supplements has been met with a great deal of enthusiasm from the hemp industry and hemp advocates. This is because hemp products are gaining in popularity due to their numerous potential health benefits. Hemp is a versatile plant that can be used to make a variety of products, including food, fibers, and even dietary supplements.

The two bills that were recently re-filed are the Hemp and Hemp-Derived Products Act of 2021 and the Hemp and Hemp-Derived Products Clarification Act of 2021. Both bills are sponsored by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Representative Kurt Schrader (D-OR). The Hemp and Hemp-Derived Products Act of 2021 seeks to amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude hemp and hemp-derived products from the definition of marijuana. This would allow hemp products to be legally sold and consumed in the United States. The Hemp and Hemp-Derived Products Clarification Act of 2021 seeks to exclude hemp-derived dietary supplements from the definition of a drug, meaning that hemp-derived dietary supplements could be legally sold and consumed without a prescription.

The potential benefits of hemp-derived dietary supplements are numerous. Hemp is rich in essential fatty acids, including omega-3 and omega-6, which are important for maintaining good health. Hemp also contains high amounts of dietary fiber, which is important for digestion and gut health. Hemp also contains high levels of antioxidants, which can help protect the body from damage caused by free radicals. Additionally, hemp is a great source of plant-based protein, which is important for muscle growth and repair.

The re-filing of these congressional bills is a step in the right direction for the hemp industry and hemp advocates. If passed, these bills would open up a new market for hemp-derived dietary supplements, allowing consumers to benefit from the potential health benefits of hemp. It is important to note, however, that before any hemp-derived dietary supplement can be legally sold and consumed, it must first be approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This means that any hemp-derived dietary supplement must meet certain safety standards before it can be legally sold.

Overall, the re-filing of congressional bills to allow hemp derivatives as dietary supplements is a positive step forward for the hemp industry and hemp advocates. If passed, these bills would open up a new market for hemp-derived dietary supplements, allowing consumers to benefit from the potential health benefits of hemp. It is important to note, however, that before any hemp-derived dietary supplement can be legally sold and consumed, it must first be approved by the Food and Drug Administration.