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United States: CBD And Hemp Legal And Regulatory Roundup – October 8, 2021

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Welcome to ;our weekly roundup of CBD and hemp-related legal and
regulatory news:


CBD


NDIs place CBD future in doubt

The standoff between the dietary supplement industry and the FDA
on the question of CBD continues, however the FDA’s rejection
of two new dietary ingredient (NDI) notifications for full-spectrum
hemp extracts from Charlotte’s Web and Irwin Naturals has led
to some frustration. “I think the objections to the NDI
notifications are the clearest signal that we have to date that
Congress is going to have to solve this problem,” says Steve
Mister, president and CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition. “It is abundantly clear from the objection letters that FDA is
going to kick this can down the road and wait for Congress.”
However, adds Klee Irwin, CEO of Irwin Naturals, failed NDI
notifications are not necessarily negative. “Although we
disagree with FDA’s response, in reflecting on the process we
do continue to be of the mindset that interaction with FDA and
other regulatory agencies is a net positive activity, as the future
of the industry, including the sale of hemp-derived products, will
need regulatory agencies and the committed members of the industry
to work together to make sure consumers are getting safe and
effective products.”  
Nutritional Outlook


Curaleaf faces third suit over CBD drops containing high levels of
THC

Another 
complaint
 was filed in Ore. federal court against Curaleaf
over claims it failed to properly warn consumers that its CBD drops
contained high levels of THC. Michael Lopez, Amy Cantu and Susan
Lopez-Henri filed suit against the company, alleging they all
purchased and consumed “Select CBD Drops” in Ore., which
were marked and labeled as containing CBD, but in reality,
contained THC. The plaintiffs are claiming negligence on the part
of Curaleaf since it created “tainted” CBD drops, failed
to exercise quality control standards of its products and failed to
include warning labels in any of its advertisements. After
ingesting the drops, one of the plaintiffs, who is 79 years old,
was taken to an ER “out of concerns he was having a
stroke,” the complaint states. This is the third suit Curaleaf
has faced in Ore. over its CBD drops within the last
month.  
Law 360 (sub. req.)

Hemp


Calif. Gov. signs AB 45, allowing for smokable hemp, sale of
CBD-infused foods, drinks

Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed a bill (
AB 45
) that stands to expand the state’s hemp industry by
legalizing retail sales of a wide range of consumable products
derived from the plant. Until now, the lack of explicit regulations
inhibited the hemp market, stakeholders say. Adoption of the bill
means non-intoxicating CBD can be sold as dietary supplements and
as ingredients in food and beverages.  
Marijuana Moment

Cannabis


Ore. regulator recommends lawmakers extend cannabis grow license
pause until 2024

In 2019, Ore. lawmakers voted to halt issuing additional
recreational marijuana licenses for two years, citing
overproduction that caused wholesale prices to fall sharply. The
statutory moratorium put in place expires in 2022, and the Oregon
Liquor and Cannabis Commission is 
recommending
 lawmakers continue the moratorium until
2024.  
MJ Biz Daily


GOP Pa. state senator will file bill to legalize marijuana

Sen. Mike Regan (R), who chairs a committee with jurisdiction
over law enforcement issues and is a former federal law enforcement
agent said he will be filing a bill to legalize marijuana in Pa.,
and he’s asking his colleagues to join him. He characterized
legalization as “inevitable” and is circulating a
cosponsorship memo to build support for the forthcoming
measure.  
Marijuana Moment

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