Consumer Brands Association Creates CBD Board

New advisory board seeks to increase safety and ensure oversight in the CBD market.

January 27, 2020

ARLINGTON, Va.—The Consumer Brands Association (CBA), previously known as the Grocery Manufacturers Association, is creating an expert CBD advisory board to “guide the trade organization’s work to increase safety and ensure appropriate oversight in the growing cannabidiol (CBD) market for consumer packaged goods,” reports Progressive Grocer.

The new advisory board aims to provide thought leadership and strategic oversight for the consumer packaged goods industry as it seeks regulation of CBD. The association says it wants more funding for scientific research and additional resources for the Food and Drug Administration’s enforcement and regulation of CBD in consumer products.

“The individuals that we have assembled have decades of experience in tackling issues like the one we face today—the smart regulation of CBD,” noted Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the CBA. “Each of the advisory board members bring a unique perspective that will be crucial in helping inform and guide the CPG industry’s advocacy approach on this rapidly evolving issue.”

The CBD Advisory Board includes:

  • Mick Cornett, former mayor of Oklahoma City
  • Edward Davis, former commissioner of the Boston Police Department
  • Tom Galvin, executive director of the Digital Citizens Alliance
  • Karen Tandy, former administrator of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Michael Taylor, former deputy commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Advisory Board member Tom Galvin said, “Consumers need confidence in the authenticity and safety of the products they use. CBD is an emerging focus for us, and we believe it should be for regulators and policymakers, too. Consumers deserve to know that the CBD products they are purchasing can be trusted. The stakes are too high.”

NACS is following the CBD market closely. NACS Daily will help you keep tabs on developments and updates.