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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: August 31, 2020 04:15 PM
From: Representative Christopher M. Rabb
To: All House members
Subject: Cannabidiol (CBD) - Definition and Regulations
Since the legalization of hemp at the federal and state levels, there has been some confusion regarding its most popular extract, Cannabidiol (CBD).
CBD has exploded in popularity recently due to its medicinal uses, treating conditions like epilepsy, chronic pain, and anxiety. Although CBD has no psychoactive properties, its popularity and widespread use has grown to the point that regulation is needed. There is currently no legal standard for what constitutes CBD nor are there any labeling standards to inform consumers of exactly what they are purchasing.
To address the issue, I will be introducing legislation that would legally define “hemp extract” to include CBD and direct the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to create labeling standards and other regulations to help inform and protect consumers who purchase, or are considering purchasing, products containing CBD. This legislation will help to end the confusion and mistrust surrounding CBD and the products in which it is used.
Please join me in supporting this important legislation.

Introduced as HB2899