Bill Protects Affordable CBD

February 9, 2021

A bill that would protect hemp-derived CBD from the FDA needs our support. Action Alert!

For a while now, we’ve been telling you about the FDA’s attack on CBD oil, a natural, safe, and non-addictive alternative to dangerous opioid drugs. We must support a bill that would protect hemp-derived CBD supplements from the federal government.

The bill (HR 841) is simple. It amends the law to provide an exemption for hemp-derived CBD from rules that apply to dietary supplements when there is an approved drug with that ingredient or if that ingredient is being investigated as a new drug.

Note that the other provisions of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 still apply to CBD. Given that the FDA’s position seems to be that CBD is a “new supplement” (in FDA lingo, a new dietary ingredient, or NDI), this means that before companies sell CBD they will need to submit information to the FDA demonstrating that the CBD supplement can be reasonably expected to be safe.

The regulation of CBD has become a fraught and confusing process. We sifted through the details in previous coverage. Suffice it to say, the FDA can’t be expected to allow affordable CBD on its own; we will need an act of Congress to settle the issue. Recall that the agency approved a CBD drug, Epidolex, for the treatment of seizures from two rare forms of epilepsy. The drug costs $32,500 per year.

History and experience demonstrate that the FDA will, when left to its own devices, do what it can to protect the approved drug and eliminate all other forms of CBD. We see the same thing happening with bioidentical hormones. As we reported previously, the FDA and its cronies are interested in protecting the marketplace for FDA-approved hormones and have an innate distrust of medicines, like compounded bioidentical estriol, that they do not control.

It is critical that consumers can continue to access affordable CBD. Dangerous opioids kill tens of thousands of Americans every year. CBD is a safe, non-additive alternative to these drugs with evidence to support its effectiveness for pain. CBD has also shown promise as a treatment for antibiotic-resistant infections like MRSA, which alone kills 90,000 Americans a year. The benefits of this safe natural medicine should not be reserved to those who can pay a $32,500 per year price tag.

Help support affordable CBD by asking your federal representatives to support this bill.

Action Alert! Write to Congress and urge them to support this measure to protect CBD. Please send your message immediately. By sending this message, you will also be supporting our petition to ungag doctors so that they can share with patients the benefits of supplements and natural treatments for COVID.

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36 responses to “Bill Protects Affordable CBD”

  1. Patricia Chambers says:

    CBD has many properties that can help individuals. This is insanity to not let this bill pass. Shame on those that are against this.

  2. Lisa says:

    I urge you in your best benefit n ours to accept what we are saying is truthful. CBD had belonged so many including Myself with horrible back problems..IT REALLY WORKS

  3. Lana May says:

    Please protect CBD and ungag doctors so they can share the benefits of natural treatments for Covid and other painful conditions.

  4. Bosa Mijaljevic says:

    We must support a bill that would protect hemp-derived CBD supplements from the federal government!

  5. Elio Bernardo Ruiz says:

    CBD helps me with neuropathy. Please approve legislation in support. Thanks!

  6. Leila Baroody says:

    Having used CBD for years, I find it to be a very helpful and valuable supplement.

  7. Diane DeMore says:

    We ask that physicians be able to discuss EVERY alternative to horrible opiod drugs. They are addictive, totally destroy the colon and liver and leave a patient very depressed. CBD is a very useful tool to help manage debilitating pain and suffering people go through daily.

  8. Shanda Tuttle says:

    Please keep CBD oil easily available to me. I suffer from arthritis and my body reacts badly to processed pain killers.

  9. Arthur Altree says:

    CBD is not harmful and helps with many issues.

  10. Luis Delgado says:

    I support BILL (HR 841)

  11. Elice Shelton says:

    Since Hemp derived CBD oil has been around for many years, it should not fall under the category of a “new supplement”. Please keep CBD affordable, so people do not seek dangerous opioids to treat pain. I rely on CBD daily to mitigate my pain levels that allow me to sleep.

  12. William Dodson says:

    Please pass HR 841 to exempt Hemp derived CBD from regulation by the FDA. CBD oil is a safe natural product that I use to prevent leg cramps at night, as well as to reduce neuropathy related leg pain.

  13. Paula Morgan says:

    There are those times in life when we all need some support. I feel medical CBD offers that support. I want to be able to purchase the products legally and without interception. We all need some support and I choose CBD. Thank you.

  14. Starwoman says:

    CBD heops with pain with no side effects as opposed to pharamacial drugs

  15. Andy Lupenko says:

    It is critical that consumers can continue to access affordable CBD. Dangerous opioids kill tens of thousands of Americans every year. CBD is a safe, non-additive alternative to these drugs with evidence to support its effectiveness for pain. CBD has also shown promise as a treatment for antibiotic-resistant infections like MRSA, which alone kills 90,000 Americans a year. The benefits of this safe natural medicine should not be reserved to those who can pay a $32,500 per year price tag.

  16. Barbara Van Dusen says:

    Affordable CBD is crucial to my wellness.

  17. Michelle says:

    CBD needs to remain in reach of the average citizen. Too many people rely on painkillers that are addictive and destroy lives. CBD has helped my mother who had Parkinson’s, has helped me and my pets and has helped my 70 year old diabetic partner where other drugs could not, and did it safely. Please do not curtail our rights because the pharmaceutical companies want their fingers in the pie.

  18. Nancy DeJarlais says:

    While I support your efforts, I refuse to give ALL my contact addresses!!…………………Why would you require
    so much personal information? I certainly do not need any more “requests” in my mailbox and NEVER by phone!

    All that junk mail is decimating our forests, you know.

  19. Gina Mondazze says:

    Protect CBD

  20. Lauren says:

    Please help support and protect CBD Oil

  21. Virginia Waldron says:

    CBD has been proven by scientists to help in many types of affliction from pain relief to managing stress and stomach issues. This healthy alternative to more invasive procedures or too-strong drugs is a boon for so many people suffering and not having enough money to pay for expensive doctors or treatments ; or choosing a simpler or more holistic way to heal. And, as I said the CBD has been proven to help in so many cases. Many medical doctors agree. Olease support the bill that supports many of your voters.

  22. Ken Wilson says:

    A bill that would protect hemp-derived CBD from the FDA needs our support.

  23. Gloria M.Ambriz says:

    This product does wonders!! I have been
    telling everybody about this product. My brother uses the creme-form
    for his bad knee. He absolutely loved it. I also told my sister about CBD oil for her ailing 13-year old Rottweiler. She saw immediate improvement in his gait and his pain management is controlled.
    My daughter and her husband have a 14-year old pit bull named “Cujo”. Cujo was literally on his death bed. Fortunately, they started to give him CBD oil and he has a 100% better quality of life. He went from whimpering/crying in pain, and having a hard time getting up to a happy tail-wagging dog. This stuff makes small miracles happen!
    My wish is that anyone that has pain to try this stuff.

  24. Bharat Adarkar says:

    Please support the petition to ungag doctors so that they can share with patients the benefits of supplements and natural treatments for COVID.

  25. Janet Flowers says:

    Please ensure that the FDA allows natural CBD alternative treatment. The FDA favors big Pharma. Support bill HR 841.

  26. Peter Booth Lee says:

    Please protect CBD. It is a valuable healing resource.

  27. Please support affordable CBD. It is a great help to many people with many different health issues, much safer than opiods and other dangerous drugs that are killing lots of people.

  28. A plant that is native to the North American Continent and is freely accessible and able to be consumed as a medical adjunct should NOT be regulated in any form or function.
    Hippocrates said let food be your medicine and medicine be your food. This is still true today.

  29. Kimberly LaPaglia says:

    CBD is a healing tool that needs to be available to those who seek it

  30. James Hadcroft says:

    Protect CBD from the FDA.

    James K. Hadcroft here. I voted for you and I’ll vote for you again. THANK YOU for standing up and standing strong. You are doing what it takes to defeat fascism.

    Help stop the attempted fascist takeover of the U.S.A.

    “The freedom of speech may be taken away and dumb men silent,
    we may be led like sheep to the slaughter.” George Washington

    We’ve been socially distanced for years. It’s called racism.

    Regards,
    James K Hadcroft
    Veteran, Active Voter, Progressive, Taxpayer

  31. Affordable CBD oil is necessary so it can provide benefits to all income classes.

  32. Margaret R Trainor says:

    Let CBD be affordable and accessable.

  33. Jessica Powers says:

    CBD, and cannabis in general, has been used for thousands of years. Probably does NOT need any more testing.

  34. Kris Work says:

    A natural treatment for pain should be protected from unnecessary legislation.

  35. Shane Mann says:

    The FDA works for Big Pharma and Big Pharma hates natural treatments for health problems.

  36. J. Nichols says:

    CBD has been of benefit for many people in my life. I think it is outrageous not to support HR 841. Please keep CBD on the free market and more affordably priced. Thank you for your time!

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