CRN: Thought Leader on CBD

New: Position Paper on Hemp/CBD State Legislation

Council for Responsible Nutrition Hemp-Derived CBD Dietary Supplement Position –  Hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) regulations, even in the current absence of federal direction, should establish or maintain a regulatory framework consistent with the federal approach for dietary supplements. CRN members include manufacturers and suppliers that sell hemp-derived CBD dietary supplements around the country and therefore have a vested interest in having hemp-derived CBD dietary supplements consistently regulated by existing federal standards for dietary supplements. Particularly concerning is the possibility of inconsistent and perhaps conflicting state requirements on the regulation of hemp-derived CBD products, including dietary supplements, that contribute to a patchwork of state laws that make simultaneous compliance with anticipated federal regulations difficult if not impossible. Read our Position Paper to learn more.

Hemp-derived CBD regulations, even in the current absence of federal direction, should establish or maintain a regulatory framework consistent with the federal approach for dietary supplements.

Published articles by CRN experts:

As More Consumers Seek Supplements to Support Health During COVID-19 Pandemic, CBD Regulation Is More Critical Than Ever – Brian Wommack in Nutrition Industry Executive

FDA’s Ongoing Review of CBD and its Impact on Class Action Litigation – Megan Olsen with Amin Talati Wasserman's Rend Al-Mondhiry in the Washington Legal Foundation's Legal Backgrounder

Hey FDA, can you show a little CBD discretion – Steve Mister in Natural Product Insider's "Hemp/CBD Market Evolution" edition

5 (actually, 10) things that should concern us about CBD – Steve Mister in Nutrition Business Journal's recently published "Hemp & CBD Guide 2.0"

CBD and the 2018 Farm Bill–the legal status of CBD supplements – Megan Olsen in Natural Products Insider

Science, CBD and the prisoner's dilemma – Steve Mister in Natural Products Insider

Will CBD Become a Shakespearean Tragedy? – Steve Mister in Nutrition Industry Executive

CBD – Frequently Asked Questions: 

CRN has a new "Frequently Asked Questions" piece on hemp-derived CBD, with answers to questions like, "Why should FDA permit CBD in food or dietary supplements?" and more...

Press Releases:

February 4, 2021: CRN Commends Bipartisan CBD Legislation that Protects Consumer Safety 

January 8, 2021: New FDA Announcement on CBD Signals Continued Agency Inaction

December 17, 2020: CRN Applauds FTC Announcement Against Illegal CBD Products—Reminder to all of need for legal pathway to market for CBD in dietary supplements

September 4, 2020: CRN Commends Bipartisan CBD Legislation that Promotes a Safer Dietary Supplement Marketplace

June 17, 2020: CRN Files Citizen Petition Calling on FDA to Regulate CBD as a Legal Dietary Supplement CBD-shutdown.jpg

Feb. 18, 2020: CRN Applauds UK Food Standards Agency for Clear Path Forward for CBD; Calls On FDA to Recognize CBD as a Dietary Ingredient

Nov. 26, 2019: FDA Throws Shade at Entire CBD Industry Without Addressing Real Public Health Issues—Misguides Consumers and Undermines Business