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Hemp-Based CBD Promoted as Dietary Supplement in Bipartisan Bill

Jan. 14, 2020, 9:51 PM

Democrats and Republicans are uniting to promote hemp-derived CBD in new House legislation that would pave the way for the substance to be marketed as a dietary supplement instead of a drug.

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) sponsored the legislation (H.R. 5587), and found support from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

“I think I’m the only member of Congress that said in a committee hearing that I take CBD oil,” Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), a co-sponsor, said in a telephone interview. “After the meeting, members in Congress from both parties started coming up to...

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