Update on Legislation and FDA Monitoring of Hemp and CBD

While the regulatory pathway for the use of CBD in supplements and foods is still unclear, two bipartisan bills were submitted to congress earlier this year.  And in July, a discussion draft of the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act was released by three prominent U.S. senators for discussion among their peers and the entire nation.

A study previously conducted by the FDA* revealed many hemp and CBD products are mislabeled, which is unfortunate news for an industry already burdened with a lack of trust. The FDA is continuing to monitor this dynamically evolving marketplace and though it acknowledges the importance of regulation, it is still in the process of clarifying regulations.

Also, the Federal Trade Commission has recently started “cracking down,”  issuing fines as high as $85,000 on brands that have received warning letters from the FDA***  and are making egregious claims about the health benefits of CBD.

As the market continues to grow the industry moves forward, but the elephant in the room is will the FDA and other government agencies act and if so, how might this effect your business.

This webinar provided the latest update on this question.

Viewers will learn about proposed legislation to legalize the use of CBD in dietary supplements and foods, as well as enforcement actions taken by the FDA.

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Meet Our Presenter:

Kim Malone, J.D.

Vice President — Decernis, a FoodChain ID Company

Kim Milone is an attorney and Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs for the Company, managing all research activities and the work of Decernis’ global research team. She also coordinates the work of the Global Advisory Services practice with that of the global research team. She has served as project lead and expert in Decernis projects with major food, beverage and supplement companies.

Ms. Milone is admitted to the Louisiana and Florida bars and active in the American Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association. She received her law degree from Indiana University where she served on the Indiana International & Comparative Law Review, serving as editor-in-chief of the Symposium Issue on Contemporary Issues in Chinese Law. She also has carried out graduate studies in East Asian Languages and Cultures at Indiana University. She graduated summa cum laude from Loyola University with a concentration on East Asian history.

Before Decernis, Ms. Milone practiced law at the trial and appellate levels and also taught legal studies, including legal and regulatory research, at the University of Central Florida. She is also a Certified Mediator.

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