June 28, 2022 – The Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) and Foundation of Cannabis United Standards (FOCUS) have officially launched efforts to develop a Federal Regulatory Framework, or FRF, for cannabis in the U.S. “Federal involvement and regulatory oversight of the U.S. cannabis industry is imperative to the health and safety of all Americans,” says Steve Mandernach, AFDO Executive Director. “While multiple legislative attempts have been unable to result in a path forward for federal regulation, the experience and expertise of all stakeholders should provide the basis for consensus on efficient regulation.

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Public health and safety organizations engage workgroup to develop regulatory framework for cannabis in the U.S.