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New Hampshire Joins List of States to Propose CBD Regs

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As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to defy mounting requests from the U.S. Congress and the natural products industry to provide science-based and public health regulations for CBD, more states are rushing in to fill the vacuum, according to the Natural Products Association (NPA).  New Hampshire recently joined Virginia, Texas and Hawaii in proposing new state regulations for consumable hemp and CBD products.

“This is a federal regulatory issue, FDA needs to do its job, and they need to do it now. While it is good that more states realize the public health risk of completely unregulated products in the marketplace, further delay by FDA is not good for public health or for the CBD industry, because the best approach is one uniform national standard based on sound science that is enforceable,” said NPA Director for Government Affairs, Kyle Turk.

The bill, HB 1581, introduced in the New Hampshire State Legislature:

  1. Allows for the sale of products containing CBD derived from hemp.
  2. Requires products containing CBD derived from hemp to be registered annually by the manufacturer.

III.  Creates a position in the department of agriculture, markets and food to perform inspections relative to registered products containing CBD derived from hemp.

New developments related to CBD are also providing policymakers with more urgency to act:

  • The U.K.’s Food Standards Agency recently set deadline for the CBD industry to provide more information about CBD products and their contents. It also advised vulnerable groups not to take CBD, and healthy adults to take no more than 70 mg a day.
  • The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) recently recalled various CBD foods and food supplements due to unsafe levels of delta‐9‐tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
  • A new study from Cornell University revealed that high THC levels in hemp may be more likely due to genetics than growing conditions. During the research, the team also learned that as many as two-thirds of the seeds they obtained of one hemp variety—which were all supposed to be low-THC hemp—produced THC above the legal limit of 0.3 percent, underscoring how risky is it for farmers to grow the plant.


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