The hemp industry is booming here in the U.S. The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 was a proposed law to remove hemp (defined as cannabis with less than 0.3% THC) from Schedule I controlled substances and making it an ordinary agricultural commodity. Its provisions were incorporated in the 2018 United States farm bill that became law on December 20, 2018. The growers are selling everything they harvest.
The harvested hemp is purchased by processors who produce the oils. They produce oils with varying concentrations of CBD, CBG, CBN, and and an array of terpenes. These oils should be analyzed in a qualified analytical laboratory and sent to independent analytical labs to ensure quality. This is currently an impending issue for the FDA as it needs to ensure the safety of the supply. For a basic explanation of cannabinoids go to : https://bit.ly/2oeyFdY
Currently the U.S FDA has publicly proclaimed that CBD oil is not a dietary supplement. This has created a gray area in terms of it’s status as a Schedule 1 substance.
The FDA is convening a meeting on the 25th of May , 2019 to hear from industry parties. The safety record of hemp oil as a consumable is excellent.
The issue for the processors is to ensure that they comply with the current Food Safety GMP’s CFR part 110. and 111 for dietary supplements. Nutrition 50 also recommends that ssors and marketers label their oils as
“Hemp oil “, as opposed to “CBD Oil”.
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