CBD Could Be Only Hemp Allowed For Use In Supplements In US, House Appropriators Suggest
Appropriators’ comments provided with FY2023 FDA budget bill suggests agency will resolve dilemma of sales of hemp ingredients in non-drug products by making only CBD lawful.
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While not asking Science Board for recommendations on allowing lawful use of hemp in non-drug products, agency officials gave clear indication of current position on the question.
Everywhere In Supplements And Food, Is Hemp Safe Enough To Be Lawful? US FDA Wants Science Board's Help Solving Regulatory Conundrum
FDA says Science Board, “utilizing cannabinoids as a case study,” will consider challenges in evaluating safety of “ingredients with predicted pharmacological activity” used in supplements and food. Other ingredients also used in supplements and food also could be on its radar, but for good reason cannabinoids are focus of Science Board discussion.
Absence of hemp provisions in House bill could be a problem with Senate Democrats, who have drafted legislation not only on producing, marketing and possessing marijuana but also using in supplements ingredients classified as hemp. Still, Senate passage of cannabis legalization is unlikely.