A potential pathway for CBD supplements
CBD has been in a regulatory conundrum. Even though the 2018 Farm Bill made hemp-derived CBD legal, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not consider it to be eligible as a new dietary ingredient because it has been previously studied and approved as a drug. There is currently no process to allow CBD to be used in consumable products like foods, drinks, and dietary supplements.
A recently introduced Senate bill with bipartisan support may change this!
Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., have filed the Hemp Access and Consumer Safety Act. The legislation would create a clear pathway for CBD to be used in food, beverages and dietary supplements.
This article breaks down all the issues for you and highlights the rationale.