Happy New Year! Now that we’re officially into 2022, It’s time to look back at the most notable CBD news and research from the month of December 2021.
Each month, we briefly summarize the developments in the CBD industry that are of most interest to CBD oil users. We hope that you find our monthly summary to be both useful and informative.
On behalf of the CBDOilUsers.com team, we’re wishing you a safe and happy 2022!
New U.S. House Bill Introduced to Regulate CBD
A bipartisan bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to regulate CBD as a food and beverage ingredient. According to Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY), “the CBD Product Safety and Standardization Act will establish the clear regulatory framework needed to provide stability for business and ensure unsafe products stay off the shelves.”
“The bipartisan CBD Product Safety and Standardization Act would allow FDA to regulate CBD as it would any other food ingredient and subject these products to enforceable safeguards to ensure accountability. It also charges the agency with establishing CBD content limits and packaging and
labeling requirements and determining in which categories of food CBD is appropriate for use. This bill will help distinguish responsible players from bad actors that ignore federal requirements for quality, manufacturing, labeling, and claims, and it will bring safety and clarity to the market.”
Review of Efficacy and Safety of Medical Cannabinoids in Children
According to a review of studies published in December, CBD reduces seizures in Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy that is associated with autism. A qualitative assessment also suggests that CBD is associated with decreased appetite.
Delta 8 is Legal Again in Texas - For Now
In late October, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) issued a statement that effectively banned Delta 8 products in Texas. In response, Austin-based retailer Hometown Hero took legal action to reverse the ban. On November 28th, the Third Court of Appeals in Texas sided with Hometown Hero and reinstated their temporary injunction.
So for now, Delta 8 products can be legally sold and used by residents of Texas. The temporary injunction is scheduled to be evaluated again by the courts on January 28th, 2022.
Study: Medical Marijuana Reduced Prescription Drug Use
Data published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research shows patients diagnosed with chronic pain who used medicinal cannabis significantly decreased their use of opioids and benzodiazepines. 73% either ceased or decreased opioid consumption and 31% discontinued benzodiazepines.
Additionally, the study participants also reported “reduced pain scores, improvements in physical and mental health, and better overall quality of life” with their cannabis use, findings consistent with prior research.