Springtime Is Warming Up For Regulating CBD

Last week, Hemp Business Journal Founder Sean Murphy spoke at a Congressional briefing before the Dietary Supplement Caucus. Presenting market data and analysis, he discussed the state of the hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) markets as well as regulatory challenges facing the industry, including how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may ultimately regulate the use of hemp-derived CBD.

Lawmakers are focusing on the FDA’s regulating hemp-derived CBD based on the 2018 Farm Bill, which removed hemp and CBD from the federal list of controlled substances.

During his testimony to Congress in March, outgoing FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb said that the agency is practicing “enforcement discretion” with regard to CBD products, and that they will only take action against companies that …

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