• Nick

U.S. Congress members add pressure to protect CBD

Source - Wikimedia Commons

Much has been written about recent localized enforcement of prohibitions on CBD products, including at the Nothing But Hemp blog. [1]

For those out of the loop, the newest developments are limited but worrying. New York City, Maine and Ohio have all begun limitations on what products businesses can sell to their happy customers, mostly restricting CBD from being used in food and drink products sold in those municipalities and states.

The development was concerning, as many in the hemp products industry, including cannabidiol manufacters, retailers and consumers, were enticed by hemp’s recent redefinition as an agriculture product in 2018.

Though the federal government has no prohibition on CBD, unease permeated regardless when the FDA failed to lay out clear guidelines for CBD or clarify that they wouldn’t meddle in its newly-legal sale.

There’s no evidence that the FDA or other federal groups had attachments to the local recent crackdowns, but according to reporting in the Boston Globe, lawmakers are making moves to expand protections for the non-psychoactive hemp product. [2]

According to the reporting in the Globe, a bipartisan group of legislators in the U.S. Congress sent a letter to the FDA on Friday to urge them not to tighten the grip on CBD sellers and consumers.

The legislators said in their letter to the FDA that the crackdowns “spurred a tremendous amount of confusion among product manufacturers, hemp farmers, and consumers of these products.”

The report said the alliance of bipartisan legislators was led by Representative Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, whose state enforced one of the bans on CBD products in food recently, calling on retailers to strip their inventories of the products or else have them seized.

Twelve lawmakers signed on to the letter urging the FDA for a fast response to establish clearer guidelines. Minnesota’s own Betty McCollum signed the letter, along with representatives Tulsi Gabbard, Earl Blumenauer, Ed Perlmutter, Don Young, Mark Pocan, and Peter Welch. [2]

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb released a statement in response to December’s Farm Bill that the administrative body would reserve the right to regulate or stop the sale of CBD products, but that there would be circumstances where sales would be allowed.

Industry leaders and legislators need more information than that to safely and assuredly run their businesses in the coming months, especially as police departments and municipalities in other states threaten moves against CBD consumption. [3]

If you enjoy CBD products for any of the numerous lifestyle benefits it brings, or simply believe that adults should be able to eat and drink the supplements they prefer and desire, speak up. Talk to your family, friends, city council or state and federal representatives about the benefits of CBD, and why its benefits should be protected in the marketplace.





32 views0 comments



844 Grand Ave Saint Paul MN


Orlando | Dixie Bell

948 S Sermon Blvd 

Orlando Florida 32807


 (moved location 3 miles downtown White Bear Lake)

3001 White Bear Ave  Maplewood, MN 55109

©2020 by Nothing But Hemp. Proudly created by SocialThis, LLC


Nothing But Hemp offers CBD oil in Minneapolis and the surrounding cities. CBD Oil Products is not for use by or sale to persons under the age of 18. This product should be used only as directed on the label. It should not be used if you are pregnant or nursing. Consult with a physician before use if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications. A Doctor's advice should be sought before using this and any supplemental dietary product. All trademarks and copyrights are property of their respective owners and are not affiliated with nor do they endorse this product. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. These products contain up to .03% THC. Individual weight loss results will vary. Contact Support for return policy.

The Nothing But Hemp, LLC shall not be held liable for the medical claims made by customer testimonials. The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products and the testimonials made have not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners and legal professionals. Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. Please consult your own legal counsel to determine whether your purchase and intended use are legal in your state.


The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or ailment.


The Nothing But Hemp, LLC assumes no responsibility for the improper use of these products. We recommend consulting with a qualified medical doctor or physician when preparing a treatment plan for any and all diseases or ailments.


The Nothing But Hemp, LLC not make any health claims about our products and recommend consulting with a qualified medical doctor or physician prior to consuming our products or preparing a treatment plan. It is especially important for those who are pregnant, nursing, chronically ill, elderly or under the age of 18 to discuss the use of these products with a physician prior to consuming.  You must be 18 years or older to visit this website and/or purchase Nothing But Hemp, LLC  products. 


The information on our website is intended to provide general information regarding our products and is not to be construed as medical advice or instruction.


Subd. 3.Industrial hemp. “Industrial hemp” means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of the plant, whether growing or not, including the plant’s seeds, and all the plant’s derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis. Industrial hemp is not marijuana as defined in section 152.01, subdivision 9.