by: Angela garrity
Marijuana Moment reports that the House has passed an amendment pushing the FDA to regulate CBD.
Two drug policy amendments cleared the House of Representatives today. One addressing funding for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the other hopes to guide the FDA to establish regulations for food and dietary supplements that contain CBD.
The FDA amendment was approved as part of an en bloc voice vote combining other relatively noncontroversial measures, without debate on the floor. The measure wants to resolve a problem that the FDA has repeatedly raised since hemp and its derivatives were federally legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill.
The amendment’s description directs FDA to “undertake a process to make lawful a safe level for conventional foods and dietary supplements containing cannabidiol (CBD) so long as the products are compliant with all other FDA rules and regulations.”
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