Mitch McConnell Talks CBD with the head of the FDA
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell met with the acting head of the FDA Thursday to discuss the need for regulations that allow the sale of hemp-derived CBD. According to Marijuana Moment, McConnell expressed his constituents’ desire to develop CBD-infused food and dietary products.
“While the 2018 Farm Bill included my provision to remove hemp, and its derivatives like CBD, from the list of controlled substances, CBD food and dietary supplement products remain in a gray area without clarification from the FDA,” McConnell explained in a press release.
“Congress’ intent was clear with the passage of the Farm Bill that these products should be legal, and our farmers, producers and manufacturers need clarity as well as a workable pathway forward regarding the Agency’s enforcement and potential regulatory plans for certain CBD products. I appreciate Acting Commissioner Ned Sharpless meeting with me today to discuss this important issue. Like my constituents, I am anxious to know the FDA’s plans to ensure public access to safe CBD products.”
Sharpless has said the process could take several years — an idea that Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has called unacceptable.
Read more at Marijuana Moment.