Welcome the CBD supplements Bill, better known as H.R. 841. It’s not a glamorous name, but this bill could make big strides when it comes to the hemp industry.
It’s also referred to as the Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2021 (that’s a mouthful). Congress saw this same content before. It was previously introduced as H.R. 8179, but failed to gain traction.
The bill would make hemp and its cannabinoids subject to the FDA regulations associated with dietary supplements. That means the compounds could actually go into dietary supplements. It does not include THC, but applies to the rest of the cannabinoid list — CBC, CBD, CBG, CBN, and D8.
Hemp as a botanical supplement
Supporters of H.R. 841 believe that hemp, and its cannabinoids, deserve the same treatment as other botanical supplements out on the market. It’s confusing that the FDA has put so many roadblocks in place to separate hemp from other plants. If it passes, this bill makes hemp subject to specific regulations that include:
- NDI – new dietary ingredient fillings
- GMP – Good Manufacturing Practices
- Labelling and marketing provisions
The bill gives hemp products that status of herbal supplements. This makes them subject to all the FDA regulations that come with that categorization.
Raising the bar for hemp
Resulting changes from the CBD supplements bill passing cater specifically to hemp farmers and manufacturers already taking the proper steps to grow/create quality hemp. It also supports those who’ve already invested the money in regular toxicology testing. Hemp professionals who haven’t put the same level of effort into their plants will end up playing catch up. Those who thought ahead, and prioritized quality, will reap the financial benefits of this expanded market.
This bill may finally hold accountable companies that have consistently cut corners. These are ones who implement poor manufacturing techniques, label incorrectly, and rush products to market. They’ll have a harder time maintaining their shady practices should this bill pass. Instead, companies that put public safety first, operate with a high level of transparency, and use quality ingredients will thrive.
Opening up access
Gaining access into dietary supplements opens up cannabinoids to a mainstream market. This is one they’ve been kept out of for a long time. It’s a step toward ensuring quality while also expanding how consumers can get hemp-derived products. It takes another progressive step forward. It helps to remove the stigma attached to hemp since it comes from the same plant as marijuana (but is absolutely not the same.)
Stay on top of the latest hemp news
While the bill still needs to pass through Congress, potential changes to the industry are happening all the time. Staying on top of the possibilities is almost a full-time job, but Arbor Vita8 has you covered. To do our very best for you, we keep a close watch on what’s happening for hemp. We take note of how changes would impact our farmers and manufacturers.
We’re also prepared, creating hemp-derived products and extracts of the highest quality. If this bill passes, our compounds will pass the test. We’re ready to enter into the herbal supplement market whenever the time comes. If you’re interested in working with a processor that uses only the best equipment with the safest practices, contact Arbor Vita8 today.