Last month, a bill that would make certain that CBD products derived from hemp fell under the domain of the FDA in the same way as other legalized products added to beverages, foods and dietary supplements, was introduced in the Senate. The legislation, dubbed the Hemp Access and Consumer Safety Act, was tabled by Oregon senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. Wyden stated that CBD products were legally being produced and used across the country. However, because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration hadn’t updated its regulations, producers and consumers remained in a gray zone. Wyden added that it had been more than two years since he’d collaborated with his colleagues to call for Congress to legalize products obtained from hemp as well as hemp itself. He noted that the time had come for the federal regulator to update its regulations, for the good of farmers and consumers in America.

CannabisNewsWire, 06/21/2021 04:20:00

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