Congress has introduced a bill that would allow companies to legally sell hemp-based CBD in dietary supplements, opening up opportunities for an industry eager to grow. Under the bill, the Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2020, CBD and other ingredients from hemp could lawfully be used in supplements as long as they comply with current legal requirements for new dietary ingredients, as well as other labeling requirements for dietary supplements under federal law. If able to meet these provisions, hemp-based CBD would be lawful for use beginning 90 days after the legislation went into effect. The bill would create an exception to a current provision in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, which bars a substance such as CBD or THC from being marketed in a dietary supplement if it was first an active ingredient of an approved drug or been investigated as a new drug and the investigation was instituted and made public. The new bill was introduced by Reps. Kurt Schrader (D-Oregon) and Morgan Griffith (R-Virginia). Griffith and Schrader also sit on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, which has authority over the FDA.