We don’t have that kind of time. The general public is in need. We should have the freedom to consume what could be their best chance for optimal health. Does that include CBD regulation via the FDA? Some believe it does. Others would rather CBD be a free market. But one thing is for sure, to hold up the CBD market for 3 to 5 years pending FDA regulation isn’t going to do anyone any good.
There are several states that have been growing industrial hemp for years. First, it was a test for the federal government – an effort to see how well it could grow. In addition, new hemp products were being created and tested. Research proved successful.
Hemp can be grown year-round, in much harsher conditions than many other crops, without toxic pesticides, and with less water. It seems to be a bit of a miracle plant, one that was lost to cannabis legislation almost a century ago.
Hemp has proven to be a prolific commodity that can be used for textiles, rope or paper, as well as, fiberglass. When you combine those uses with the explosion of CBD products, you have a winner. CBD can be taken from both industrial hemp and marijuana. However, industrial hemp was made federally legal in the 2018 Farm Bill. Thus, the need to support the agriculture industry in America gives industrial hemp another boost.
Consumers of CBD have proclaimed that it is life changing. There are people who had seizures and now don’t. There are former soldiers who suffered from PTSD, who have found serious relief with CBD. Moreover, there are many who have used CBD to battle depression and anxiety – successfully. The list goes on and on.
The key for consumers is, and will always be, finding a quality product. You want to be sure that third-party testing is implemented by the manufacturer and that the final analysis is made available to the public. Know who you are buying from, and what you are getting.
Everyone deserves to live their best life. Testimonials for CBD abound. The World Health Organization has deemed CBD generally safe. There is no reason why the common man shouldn’t have access to this product. But it would be best for the FDA to step in and provide adequate regulation. And the sooner the better. But 3 to 5 years? That seems a bit excessive for a timeline.
In my research, I have found that most of your CBD manufacturers support CBD regulation by the FDA. The top tier producers want to provide their customers with quality products that improve their well-being. They aren’t in it to get rich quick. But, is asking for a streamlined process for regulation out of bounds?
No, it isn’t. This is where we need to realize that Big Pharma stands to lose a lot of revenue should CBD take the place of various pharmaceutical products. And for many, CBD already has.
From the farmer, to the producer, and definitely the consumer, we all understand the need for regulation of this product. People need an assurance that what they are ingesting is both healthy and of the quality that the label states. Whereas there are now approximately 5,000 CBD manufacturers in America alone, we want to weed out those who are not serious about producing a premier product that will benefit the consumer. If they are only interested in a quick dime, it is better for everyone if they are held to a higher standard.
So … does the FDA really need 3 to 5 years? Or are they dragging their feet for Big Pharma? No one should argue that more studies wouldn’t be beneficial. They would. But we have been working towards this revelation for decades. How much longer is it going to take?