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SupplySide West trends: CBD & DSHEA turns 25 – podcast

In this podcast at SupplySide West, Sandy Almendarez and Josh Long of Natural Products INSIDER discuss CBD and the 25th anniversary of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA).

Josh Long

October 25, 2019

SupplySide West trends: CBD & DSHEA turns 25 – podcast

At SupplySide West 2019 in Las Vegas, an entire day was devoted to issues affecting the hemp-based CBD industry. Industry experts all gathered to discuss the 25th anniversary of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA).

Josh Long, legal and regulatory editor with Informa Markets, which hosts SupplySide West and publishes Natural Products INSIDER, was onsite to cover these macro issues. In this podcast with content director Sandy Almendarez, Long discusses:

The complexities of CBD and immense demand for the compound.

The urgent need to clarify legal issues around CBD.

FDA’s enforcement activities to date and concerns recently expressed by the agency about consumption of CBD by pregnant women.

The success of DSHEA after 25 years.

And the pain points of the law, including the new dietary ingredient notification requirement.

Watch this podcast live on Facebook here, and connect with Long at [email protected] to offer insight on CBD and DSHEA.

About the Author(s)

Josh Long

Associate editorial director, Natural Products Insider, Informa Markets Health and Nutrition

Josh Long directs the online news, feature and op-ed coverage at Natural Products Insider, which targets the health and wellness industry. He has been reporting on developments in the dietary supplement industry for over a decade, with a focus on regulatory issues, including at the Food and Drug Administration.

He has moderated and/or presented at industry trade shows, including SupplySide East, SupplySide West, Natural Products Expo West, NBJ Summit and the annual Dietary Supplement Regulatory Summit.

Connect with Josh on LinkedIn and ping him with story ideas at [email protected]

Education and previous experience

Josh majored in journalism and graduated from Arizona State University the same year "Jake the Snake" Plummer led the Sun Devils to the Rose Bowl against the Ohio State Buckeyes. He also holds a J.D. from the University of Wyoming College of Law, was admitted in 2008 to practice law in the state of Colorado and spent a year clerking for a state district court judge.

Over more than a quarter century, he’s written on various topics for newspapers and business-to-business publications – from the Yavapai in Arizona and a controversial plan for a nuclear-waste incinerator in Idaho to nuanced issues, including FDA enforcement of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA).

Since the late 1990s, his articles have been published in a variety of media, including but not limited to, the Cape Cod Times (in Massachusetts), Sedona Red Rock News (in Arizona), Denver Post (in Colorado), Casper Star-Tribune (in Wyoming), now-defunct Jackson Hole Guide (in Wyoming), Colorado Lawyer (published by the Colorado Bar Association) and Nutrition Business Journal.

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