On Oct. 6, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 45, legalizing cannabidiol (CBD) in dietary supplements, food and cosmetics. AB 45 will allow CBD and other parts of the hemp plant to be included in food, beverages and cosmetics in California upon rigorous testing and regulatory requirements. The law also prohibits all forms of THC in hemp products.
In response, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) released the following statement:“CHPA thanks Governor Newsom for signing AB 45 into law,” stated Carlos Gutiérrez, CHPA vice president of government affairs. “There is strong consumer and commercial interest in CBD and hemp-derived products, and we applaud California for its leadership in creating a regulatory pathway to meet consumer demand, all while protecting the public from potentially unsafe products.
“CHPA continues to advocate for legislation allowing CBD to become a legally marketed dietary supplement ingredient and will work with federal and state government leaders to develop a regulatory pathway.”
For more information, visit www.chpa.org.