Details Dished On Regulatory Pathway US FDA’s Developing For Lawful Hemp In Supplements
Pathway separate from FDA’s regulation of drugs and food would include rules on content limits, labeling, disclosure of ingredients– including assurances of no contaminants, and requirements to mitigate accidental ingestion.
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Whether lawmakers will favor legislation aligning with FDA’s thinking or hemp industry’s preferences isn’t known, says Jonathan Miller, US Hemp Roundtable general counsel. “We're feeling pretty confident that something's going to happen.”
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.
States’ histories with legalizing cannabis aren’t good models for an hemp regulatory pathway, says FDA hemp and cannabis policy chief Norman Birenbaum. Influence from those models already seen in US with ingredients including delta-8 THC marketed as hemp as defined in federal law de-scheduling it as a controlled substance.