Defend CBD!

October 1, 2020

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. The agency is on the verge of completing its enforcement policies for CBD. We must support a bill that would protect hemp-derived CBD supplements from the federal government.

The bill 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. The FDA can’t be expected to allow affordable CBD without a fight. 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.

This bill will help take the issue out of the FDA’s hands, since the existence of an approved drug will no longer be relevant.

Action Alert! Write to Congress and urge them to support this measure to protect CBD. Please send your message immediately.

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13 responses to “Defend CBD!”

  1. CBD oil is a natural, safe, and non-addictive alternative to dangerous opioid drugs. We must protect hemp-derived CBD supplements from the federal government. The intended function of the FDA is to protect the public, not special interests.

  2. There is an endocannabinoid in the body that CBD is perfectly matched.

    CBD is a harmless, yet extremely effective therapeutic, product with no deleterious side effects that pharma cannot compete with.

    Let’s keep it that way.

  3. Cheryl says:

    Any time the FDA feels the slightest threat from a natural supplement that has been helping people for years without the slightest negative results, they go after that supplement…. The FDA would like to own all the patents and rights to NATURAL alternatives to the crap they sell so they can re-package it, pretend like they invented it, and sell it for ten times as much as what it sells for at any natural foods store. Never in history has a natural supplement caused severe illness or death in humans… something that cannot be said of a great many of the toxic, ineffective, crap the FDA puts together in its “labs” to try to wring as much money out of an unsuspecting public as possible. The FDA is interested in profit and that’s all it’s interested in… hence drugs rushed to market – watch the crap they’re going to try to shove down our throats for Covid…. and by the way, we the consumers are PAYING FOR the research and development of Covid drugs so in no way should we stand for the FDA charging Rolls Royce prices for a jalopy drug.

  4. Alexis LaMere says:

    there are many people who need cbd to get through their every day lives. I was in constant pain and suffered bad headaches until I started using cbd oil

  5. Cathleen Billiski says:

    I have taken it for months before my hip replacement surgery for pain. It really helped me, without having to takes drugs. Protect CBD!!! So many people I know take it.

  6. ELISSA JUNG says:

    PROTECT CBD. DO NOT ALLOW THE ‘FDA’ TO DISCREDIT SOMETHING THAT WORKS, WHILE PUSHING THEIR CASH COW MEDS.

  7. Laura Boyajian says:

    CBD & CBD oil does not alter people’s minds like smoking marijuana. It’s healing properties are critical for many without toxic side effects. There is no reason to make CBD a “new supplement” as it’s been around for decades upon decades and has been proven safe through 1000’s of peer reviewed studies.

  8. terrence ward says:

    PROTECT CBD

  9. Drugs are NOT the only way to treat some discomforts or diseases. Please stop bowing to big pharma’s wishes.

  10. Stephen Deiss says:

    Please reconsider the FDA’s regressive policies about CBD oil products. There is no sense holding it back when there is so much evidence that it is helpful for a number of conditions and less risk than that for alcohol consumption or cigarette smoking.

    Better to spend your time focused on the health and environmental harm from dairy and animal products. Why hold back a good thing that has no proven negative biological harm. No one had to prove to the FDA that meat and eggs are healthy for diet nor justify killing animals to provide it. Fair is fair without big pharma. From a former Assistant Professor of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy, Stephen D.

  11. Rosemary Graham-Gardner says:

    The Oil industry destroyed the ancient culture of CBD and poisoned our planet in doing so.

  12. Terrie Elliott says:

    Please leave CBD out of the hands of the FDA, it needs to stay in its natural form.

  13. Rossen Vassilev Jr says:

    CBD should be protected from the FDA. Amend 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.

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