U.S. Hemp Roundtable Seeks Amendment to Remove In-State Manufacturing Requirement from New Hampshire CBD Bill
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U.S. Hemp Roundtable Seeks Amendment to Remove In-State Manufacturing Requirement from New Hampshire CBD Bill

The bill passed the state’s House and now moves to its Senate.

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April 13, 2021

The U.S. Hemp Roundtable (USHR) is calling on New Hampshire state legislators to amend the state’s House Bill 272 , which addresses cannabidiol (CBD) products, to nix a provision that CBD-containing products be manufactured in the state. The bill “[a]llows for the sale of products containing CBD derived from hemp,” including “food, food additives, or food products.”

The USHR seeks to amend the bill by removing the requirement that “any food product containing CBD offered for sale in New Hampshire shall be manufactured in New Hampshire.”

While the bill states that the provision is in accordance with federal law, the organization calls it “burdensome.” “Such restrictive requirements stifle the free market and deprive New Hampshire citizens of beneficial products,” the USHR wrote on its website. “Now that HB 272 has passed the state House and is on its way to the Senate, we’re renewing our call to amend the bill.”

At the same time, the association applauds the bill’s requirements for product labeling and registration. Labeling requirements include milligrams of CBD; serving sizes; and warnings, including to keep products out of children’s reach and an advisement to avoid taking CBD while pregnant or breastfeeding. Companies must register products through the state’s Department of Health and Human Services.

The legislation has been referred to the state’s Senate Commerce Committee.