CRN: Thought Leader on CBD

Position Paper on Hemp/CBD State Legislation

Council for Responsible Nutrition Hemp-Derived CBD Dietary Supplement Position –  Hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) regulations, even in the current absence of federal direction, should establish or maintain a regulatory framework consistent with the federal approach for dietary supplements. CRN members include manufacturers and suppliers that sell hemp-derived CBD dietary supplements around the country and therefore have a vested interest in having hemp-derived CBD dietary supplements consistently regulated by existing federal standards for dietary supplements. Particularly concerning is the possibility of inconsistent and perhaps conflicting state requirements on the regulation of hemp-derived CBD products, including dietary supplements, that contribute to a patchwork of state laws that make simultaneous compliance with anticipated federal regulations difficult if not impossible. Read our Position Paper to learn more.

Hemp-derived CBD regulations, even in the current absence of federal direction, should establish or maintain a regulatory framework consistent with the federal approach for dietary supplements.

Published articles by CRN experts

If you repeat something often enough…even with CBD
by Steve Mister in Natural Products Insider, April 2021

As More Consumers Seek Supplements to Support Health During COVID-19 Pandemic, CBD Regulation Is More Critical Than Ever – Brian Wommack in Nutrition Industry Executive

FDA’s Ongoing Review of CBD and its Impact on Class Action Litigation – Megan Olsen with Amin Talati Wasserman's Rend Al-Mondhiry in the Washington Legal Foundation's Legal Backgrounder

Hey FDA, can you show a little CBD discretion – Steve Mister in Natural Product Insider's "Hemp/CBD Market Evolution" edition

5 (actually, 10) things that should concern us about CBD – Steve Mister in Nutrition Business Journal's recently published "Hemp & CBD Guide 2.0"

CBD and the 2018 Farm Bill–the legal status of CBD supplements – Megan Olsen in Natural Products Insider

Science, CBD and the prisoner's dilemma – Steve Mister in Natural Products Insider

Will CBD Become a Shakespearean Tragedy? – Steve Mister in Nutrition Industry Executive

CBD – Frequently Asked Questions

CRN has a new "Frequently Asked Questions" piece on hemp-derived CBD, with answers to questions like, "Why should FDA permit CBD in food or dietary supplements?" and more...

Press Releases

February 4, 2021: CRN Commends Bipartisan CBD Legislation that Protects Consumer Safety 

January 8, 2021: New FDA Announcement on CBD Signals Continued Agency Inaction

December 17, 2020: CRN Applauds FTC Announcement Against Illegal CBD Products—Reminder to all of need for legal pathway to market for CBD in dietary supplements

September 4, 2020: CRN Commends Bipartisan CBD Legislation that Promotes a Safer Dietary Supplement Marketplace

June 17, 2020: CRN Files Citizen Petition Calling on FDA to Regulate CBD as a Legal Dietary Supplement CBD-shutdown.jpg

Feb. 18, 2020: CRN Applauds UK Food Standards Agency for Clear Path Forward for CBD; Calls On FDA to Recognize CBD as a Dietary Ingredient

Nov. 26, 2019: FDA Throws Shade at Entire CBD Industry Without Addressing Real Public Health Issues—Misguides Consumers and Undermines Business