U.S. trade group suggests simplified rules for CBD and extracts


U.S. rules governing cosmetics, dietary supplements, food and food additives should simply be expanded to embrace hemp extracts, the trade group Hemp Industries Association (HIA) has advised the federal Food & Drug Administration.

Regulations for “the manufacturing, product quality, marketing and labeling of dietary supplements, food/food additives and cosmetics need only be augmented to accommodate hemp extract, hemp-derived CBD and other cannabinoids,” HIA said in recommendations recently submitted to the federal agency.

4,000 stakeholder responses
HIA was responding to the FDA’s recent call for input from stakeholders regarding regulation of cannabis extracts. The agency said it received more than 4,000 responses.

The FDA said it is moving quickly to develop guidance on cannabis extracts from both marijuana and hemp in light of growing interest and a boom in CBD sales.

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