Effort Commended and Recognized by State Attorneys General
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Policy Center for Public Health & Safety (PH&S) applauds efforts by the Consumer Brands Association (CBA) to form a national CBD Advisory Board comprised of a top executive with the Digital Citizens Alliance and individuals formerly with U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to advance research and regulation of CBD in consumer products.
“CBA works with the largest consumer brands in North America and the formation of an advisory board specific to CBD signals not only a desire for CBD as a mainstream consumer packaged good, but also the need to address public health and consumer protection as the market grows,” said Fred Niehaus, PH&S Chairman. “More research done on CBD will address regulatory concerns, fuel greater insights, and ultimately increase consumer trust and safety as more CBD products are introduced.”
The Consumer Brands Association represents some of the most popular and common consumer names such as General Mills, Coca-Cola North America, Conagra Brands, Clorox, Kellogg North America, PepsiCo Food North America, Procter & Gamble Company, Henkel, and Hormel Foods. PH&S works with and engages state attorneys general on its policy initiatives and programs.
The move by CBA comes just one week after the FDA’s Principal Deputy Commissioner Amy Abernethy called for greater research into CBD, even suggesting the FDA would collect data itself if other entities don’t come forward. These moves by the FDA and CBA shed light on an industry conundrum: huge gaps in CBD data slow down the government’s ability to regulate it.
The Policy Center for Public Health & Safety is a 501(c)4 founded to facilitate constructive dialogue on state-legalized cannabis issues among state, federal, and international regulators.