CBD Industry Awaits Action From New Dem-Led Congress

Monday, February 1, 2021

Patrick Martin was quoted in Law360 discussing a CBD bill that is about to be reintroduced. The Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2020, originally introduced as H.R. 8179, would broadly legalize the use of hemp-derived ingredients like CBD in dietary supplements. Lead sponsor Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., plans to reintroduce it this week, according to his office. Although the bill didn't go anywhere when it was put forward last year, it's got a real shot this time, according to Patrick. "Something like 8179 does stand a relatively good chance of passing this year with the current legislative environment because it's bipartisan, and [Senate Minority Leader Mitch] McConnell seems to be interested in fixing some of these issues," he said.

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