California Allows Hemp-Derived Cannabinoids in Everyday Products


2021-10-14 03:00:16 Ganjapreneur


California Gov. Gavin Newsom last week signed a bill allowing hemp and some cannabinoids to be included in food and beverages, dietary supplements, cosmetics, and pet food, as long as the compounds are below 0.3% THC, the National Law Review reports. The law does prohibit the products from making any health claims about the cannabinoids included in the products. Under the legislation, products containing cannabinoids must include a label, scannable barcode, website, or QR code linking to certificates of analysis, providing the THC content of the tested batches; product expiration dates, if applicable; a statement indicating that children or those who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid using the product before consulting health professionals; a statement that cannabinoids should be kept out of reach of children, and the statement, “THE FDA HAS NOT EVALUATED THIS PRODUCT FOR SAFETY OR EFFICACY,” referring to the federal Food and Drug Administration. The law does not include guidance on maximum serving sizes or cannabinoid concentrations, or serving sizes, but the measure does provide the state Health Department the authority to issue regulations on those details. In a summary statement on the bill, the U.S Hemp Roundtable said there are still “a number of issues left open by the statute that may be resolved through the standard regulatory process.” The trade group noted that “once the [FDA] acts to regulate hemp-derived CBD products, the state agency is then required to adopt new regulations to comply with the federal standards.” The Hemp Roundtable also clarified that “there are no new regulatory burdens placed on hemp growers under this legislation.” “Contrary to inaccurate reports, hemp farming is not addressed by this legislation, and growers continue to be regulated under previously existing statute,” the group said. “Furthermore, neither hemp growers, nor processors, nor manufacturers are subject to the oversight of the state Department of Cannabis Control.” Legislation is expected in the state next year focused on smokable hemp products.
据《国家法律评论》报道,加州州长加文·纽瑟姆(Gavin Newsom)上周签署了一项法案,允许大麻和一些大麻素包括在食品和饮料、膳食补充剂、化妆品和宠物食品中,只要这些化合物低于0.3%的四氢大麻酚。法律确实禁止产品对产品中包括的大麻素做出任何健康声明。 根据这项立法,含有大麻素的产品必须包括标签、可扫描的条形码、网站或链接到分析证书的二维码,提供测试批次的四氢大麻酚含量;产品有效期(如适用);说明儿童或怀孕或哺乳者在咨询卫生专业人员之前应避免使用该产品的声明;一份声明,即大麻素应该放在儿童接触不到的地方,以及声明,“美国食品和药物管理局没有评估这种产品的安全性或有效性”,指的是联邦食品药品监督管理局。 该法律不包括关于最大服务量或大麻素浓度或服务量的指导,但该措施确实授权州卫生部就这些细节发布法规。 在一份关于该法案的总结声明中,美国大麻圆桌会议表示,仍有“法规遗留的一些问题可能通过标准监管程序来解决”。该贸易组织指出,“一旦[美国食品和药物管理局]采取行动监管大麻衍生的CBD产品,该州机构就必须通过新的法规来遵守联邦标准。” 大麻圆桌会议还澄清说,“根据这项立法,大麻种植者没有新的监管负担。” 该组织表示:“与不准确的报道相反,这项立法没有涉及大麻种植,种植者继续受到以前现有法规的监管。”“此外,大麻种植者、加工者和制造商都不受州大麻管制部的监督。” 预计该州明年将重点针对可吸烟大麻产品进行立法。