H.R. 8179 provides crucial regulatory clarity for hemp farmers, small businesses and promotes consumer protection regarding the exploding CBD market.

For years, hemp farmers, small businesses and CBD consumers have been struggling due to the failure of the FDA to legally recognize and regulate the sale of hemp-derived CBD products. Regulatory uncertainty has led to a sharp decline in hemp prices and economic hardship for hemp farmers. Meanwhile, a multitude of CBD products continue to be sold, some of which raise significant quality, safety and other consumer protection concerns.

H.R. 8179 would ensure that hemp-derived CBD, and other non-intoxicating hemp ingredients, could be lawfully marketed as dietary supplements. The bill would require CBD and hemp extract product manufacturers to comply with the entire existing comprehensive regulatory framework for dietary supplements, which ensures that the products are deemed safe, properly labeled, and prepared utilizing Good Manufacturing Practices. Passage would also help stabilize the hemp markets, open up a promising economic opportunity for U.S. agriculture and honor our commitment made to farmers in the 2018 Farm Bill.

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