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CBD News Roundup: FDA Submits CBD Guidance To White House

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Written by The CBD Insider

Here’s the latest CBD news:

  • The FDA submitted a CBD enforcement policy document to the White House this week, meaning CBD guidance may soon be on its way.
  • The US House of Representatives passed an amendment that would allow military service members to use CBD.
  • A popular UFC fighter is launching her own CBD coffee brand.

Table of Contents

  1. CBD Guidance Submitted To White House By The FDA
  2. House Approves Amendment To Allow CBD Use By Military Service Members
  3. UFC Fighter Set To Launch New CBD Coffee Brand

CBD Guidance Submitted To White House By The FDA

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has submitted its Cannabidiol Enforcement Policy Draft Guidance for Industry to the White House. 

The guidance must be approved by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget before it can be publicly released, which may take multiple weeks.

The guidance could provide the clarity that CBD companies have sought for years. According to Washington DC-based cannabis attorney Jonathan Havens, the enforcement policy may focus on the control of illegal, unsubstantiated claims some companies make on their CBD products, which aligns with the guidelines many in the CBD industry have requested.

“It would raise the bar for the industry, push out unsavory firms who are producing unsafe products and allow marketers to say that they comply with FDA requirements, which would hopefully smooth out the true patchwork of state requirements, among other benefits,” said Havens.

The CBD Insider will monitor this guidance closely and provide updates as they become public.

House Approves Amendment To Allow CBD Use By Military Service Members

Just months after the US Department of Defense banned CBD use for military personnel, an amendment has been approved to reverse the decision.

On Monday of this week (July 20), The House of Representatives approved an amendment that will allow military service members to use products that contain hemp and its derivatives, which includes CBD.

Sponsored by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), the amendment was passed by a vote of 336 to 71. The measure also allows heads of military branches to issue reenlistment waivers for service members who admit to using marijuana or who were convicted of a single misdemeanor marijuana offense. 

The bill also mandates studies into the value of hemp for veterans with PTSD, as well as its use in public school lunches. 

The amendment, called the “Hemp for Victory Act,” makes some stipulations, such as the “Secretary of Defense may not prohibit, on the basis of a product containing hemp or any ingredient derived from hemp, the possession, use, or consumption of such product by a member of the Armed Forces so long as such possession, use, or consumption is in compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local law.”

The amendment came in response to a February memo from the DOD that bans all active and reserve service members from using hemp products like CBD. 

UFC Fighter Set To Launch New CBD Coffee Brand

UFC fighter Molly “Meatball” McCann is branching out of the ring and launching her own brand of CBD coffee. 

The launch comes on the heels of a unanimous decision loss to Talia Santos on July 16 at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. McCann has long been a fan of the therapeutic benefits of CBD and is a passionate coffee drinker. 

“I love coffee, it gets me through the day, so when I started seeing the benefits of CBD, it was an easy decision to make,” said McCann, a native of Liverpool, England. “We started testing CBD coffees and found our favorite one. We started to work on GWOAT Fuel, and we haven’t looked back since.”

GWOAT Fuel uses 100% arabica coffee beans combined with 5mg of CBD and other hemp extracts to give users coffee a little extra boost.

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