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Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act

H.R. 841

Rep. Schrader re-introduced the Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act, which would allow CBD and other hemp-derived products to lawfully be used in dietary supplements under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. This bill prioritizes consumer safety, requiring manufacturers to comply with existing federal regulations for dietary supplements and ensuring that products are properly labelled and prepared. 

Although the 2018 Farm Bill legalized the use of hemp and its products, such as CBD, it didn’t amend the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to permit the use of hemp or hemp-derived products in dietary supplements. This regulatory uncertainty harms hemp farmers and exposes consumers to potentially unsafe products with inconsistent quality. H.R. 8179 would provide much-needed stability and an economic boost to hemp farmers in a quickly evolving and expanding industry.