The FDA has stated that in order for CBD to be widely available in over-the-counter food, drinks and beauty products, Congress will have to write carve-out legislation for the cannabinoid. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will attempt to direct the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to provide temporary guidance on the marketing of hemp CBD products while the agency develops permanent regulations on the issue.
Jenelle Kim, founder and chief formulator of JBK Wellness Labs, told HEMP in an email that McConnell’s amendment is an important development for the hemp and CBD industry
“Mitch McConnell’s move to insert language into a congressional spending report that calls on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to clear a path for the lawful marketing of hemp-derived CBD products is certainly a progressive and important move, which will help to open the doors for more people to reap the incredible benefits of CBD,” she wrote. “For a medicinal herb that has been used responsibly for thousands of years as a treatment for pain and fatigue, among other conditions, to be given a larger opportunity is certainly a winning situation for all involved.”
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