CHPA Statement on Hemp Access and Consumer Safety Act

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Press Releases and Statements | May 19, 2021

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) provided the following comment from Scott Melville, president and CEO, upon the introduction of the Hemp Access and Consumer Safety Act by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Rand Paul (R-KY):

“CHPA commends Senators Wyden, Paul, and Merkley for their bipartisan bill which will provide a pathway for CBD to be legally marketed as a dietary supplement. A lawful regulatory pathway will provide long-term certainty in the hemp-derived CBD market and protect consumers from potentially unsafe products.”

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), founded in 1881, is the national trade association representing the leading manufacturers and marketers of consumer healthcare products, including over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, dietary supplements, and consumer medical devices. CHPA is committed to empowering self-care by ensuring that Americans have access to products they can count on to be reliable, affordable, and convenient, while also delivering new and better ways to get and stay healthy. Visit