By Michael McGuffin, president, American Herbal Products Association
Questions surrounding the hemp/CBD trade, a recognition of the continued popularity of herbal supplements, and a casting a wary eye toward regulatory creep topped the list of 2019 concerns for the American Herbal Products Association.
An interim federal government funding measure does not include language creating a legal pathway for hemp/CBD products, despite advocacy on the part of stakeholders including lawmakers and trade organizations.
By Daniel Fabricant, PhD, CEO and President of the Natural Products Association (NPA)
2019 will be remembered as the year Cannabidiol (CBD) hit the American mainstream. From Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream to pet food and hand lotions to vape pens, CBD is everywhere we look. Which is why it is easy to understand why the majority of Americans...
Recent statements and actions by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding CBD have spurred four of the dietary supplement industry’s trade association to write Congress urging them to take quick action.
The dietary supplement industry is a crazy quilt that marries the sublime to the ridiculous and includes players of the highest moral and intellectual standards as well as those participating in the basest grubbing for money.
New York State recently put into place regulations that govern hemp cultivation within its borders. In addition, the new law creates a regulatory framework specific to the trade in cannabinoid extracts and finished goods.
By George Paraskevakos, Executive Director, International Probiotics Association
The question came to me this past year: Why do my year end reviews resonate with film titles? The simple answer is I always draw parallel situations from film to my own life’s journey; and this year’s title couldn’t be more appropriate.
It was only a matter of time before the plaintiff’s bar sought to cash in on the legal uncertainty surrounding cannabidiol (CBD), say attorneys. So how might brands defend themselves against the latest wave of lawsuits, which argue that their products...
Hemp-derived CBD brands Charlotte’s Web and Infinite Product Co. have both been hit with proposed class action lawsuits filed in California that allege they misled consumers by marketing their products as dietary supplements when FDA has specifically...
The US Food and Drug Administration has stated that it cannot conclude that CBD (cannabidiol) is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for its use in human food, based on a “lack of scientific information supporting the safety of CBD in food”.
The Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has paved the way for a potential class action against a supplement brand because of the alleged presence of an illegal ingredient, which rendered the product worthless and gave the plaintiffs standing to...