U.S. lawmakers re-introduce bills that would set framework for CBD

U.S. lawmakers have recently re-introduced bills that would set a framework for the regulation of cannabidiol (CBD) products, a move that could help to open up the market for hemp-derived products. CBD is a natural compound found in hemp and marijuana plants, and its popularity has grown rapidly in recent years due to its potential health benefits.

The two bills, the Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2021 (H.R. 841) and the Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Regulatory Certainty Act (H.R. 843), were introduced in the House of Representatives on February 25th, 2021. The bills seek to create a regulatory framework for hemp-derived CBD products and ensure consumer safety by establishing labeling and testing standards.

The Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2021 would require all CBD products to be tested for potency and purity, as well as for the presence of any potentially harmful contaminants. It would also require CBD products to be labeled with clear information about their potency and ingredients. This bill would also create a new hemp-derived CBD registration program, which would require manufacturers to register with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and provide information about their manufacturing and testing processes.

The Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Regulatory Certainty Act would create a new classification for hemp-derived CBD products, which would allow them to be sold in all 50 states. This would make it easier for consumers to access CBD products, as they would no longer have to worry about varying state laws. The bill would also create a new labeling system for CBD products, which would ensure that consumers have access to accurate information about the product they are purchasing.

The introduction of these bills is a positive step forward for the hemp and CBD industry, as it could open up the market for hemp-derived products and provide clarity for consumers. If passed, the bills would create a framework for the regulation of CBD products and ensure that consumers have access to safe and reliable products. It is yet to be seen if the bills will pass, but it is an encouraging sign that U.S. lawmakers are taking steps to regulate the industry and provide clarity for consumers.