Industry Looking For Details As Legislation Looks Likely On Hemp Ingredients' Use In Supplements
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.”
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US Hemp Roundtable general counsel cautions congressional leaders about “agency’s misguided use of incomplete safety data as the basis for its continued refusal to regulate CBD as a dietary supplement or food additive.”
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.