FDA Hemp Bill Implementation Roundtable

FDA Hemp Bill Implementation Roundtable

FDA Hemp Bill Implementation Roundtable with Michelle Lee Flores, Esq., Dr. Murdoc Khaleghi, and Joy Beckerman. The Food and Drug Law Institute reported that The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) marked a watershed in the regulation of cannabis in the United States. While the crop remains highly regulated, the law makes hemp production and distribution legal under federal law and establishes a framework of shared oversight by federal, state, and Indian tribe authorities.

FDA Hemp Bill Implementation Roundtable

The 2018 Farm Bill permits the interstate transfer of hemp products for commercial or other purposes, and it requires compliance with a state, tribal, or U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plan for hemp production. Recently the FDA held a meeting that was supposed to address critical questions regarding the federal regulation of hemp when used in products regulated by FDA, such as the use of cannabidiol (CBD) in foods and dietary supplements.