House Lawmakers Introduce CBD Product Safety and Standardization Act


A group of House lawmakers last week introduced the CBD Product Safety and Standardization Act. The legislation will establish federal standards for CBD food and beverage products to protect consumers and provide marketplace stability for farmers and retailers. New York Democrat Kathleen Rice led the effort and says, “the lack of federal regulation surrounding CBD products has put consumers at risk and left businesses looking for clarity.” The bipartisan CBD Product Safety and Standardization Act would allow FDA to regulate CBD as it would any other food ingredient and subject the products to enforceable safeguards to ensure accountability.

It also charges the agency with establishing CBD content limits and packaging and labeling requirements, and determining in which categories of food CBD is appropriate for use. The bill will help distinguish responsible players from bad actors that ignore federal requirements for quality, manufacturing, labeling, and claims, and bring safety and clarity to the market.