Blog

This section tackles multiple topics around the CBD industry, such as regulatory developments, case studies, court cases, market impact, sales predictions, etc. These and other critical issues are explored in our blog posts, written by our in-house team of industry experts.

Is delta-8 THC really the next big thing?

Written by CBD-Intel || 14th April 2021 || Blog |

From a consumer/market perspective, it certainly looks like delta-8 THC is the most promising minor cannabinoid. It has quickly overtaken others such as CBG and CBN in terms of general awareness and – anecdotally – in terms of interest from companies...

Have the rules changed for importation of CBD into the UK?

Written by CBD-Intel || 18th February 2021 || Blog |

The Home Office has not changed licensing requirements for importers of CBD into the UK. The minister for policing, Christopher “Kit” Malthouse, has requested an updated recommendation from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) on acceptable...

Do CBD firms expect much of a January uptick in sales?

Written by CBD-Intel || 18th December 2020 || Blog |

It seems many of the firms CBD-Intel has talked to see a similar story for January sales, focused on resolutions or upticks in health and wellness – as was predicted for the holidays sales period stretching from Black...

What impact will Black Friday sales have on the CBD sector?

Written by CBD-Intel || 27th November 2020 || Blog |

Overall it seems the industry – particularly in Europe – is not expecting much from Black Friday sales. European companies appear to consider CBD products more as health products that are requirement purchases throughout the year as opposed to lifestyle products that might be...

How important is the CJEU decision on the Kanavape case?

Written by CBD-Intel || 20th November 2020 || Blog |

How important is the CJEU decision on the Kanavape case?  The judgement in favour of CBD from the Courts of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) will almost certainly have significant long-term consequences for the CBD industry in Europe....

How is the novel food status of CBD progressing in Europe?

Written by CBD-Intel || 3rd July 2020 || Blog |

Several major developments have all happened at the same time for novel foods. Perhaps most importantly, one of the European Commission's departments - the  Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety - has said it is holding sending any further...

What impact does cannabis have on bankruptcy proceedings?

Written by JuditBach || 29th May 2020 || Blog |

Businesses in the US should be aware of ongoing proceedings in bankruptcy courts related to companies that have been involved in cannabis. Bankruptcy filings and proceedings are unavailable to these companies as it remains an illegal substance at...

What implications can the industry draw from the recent Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) opinion in the ongoing French Kanavape case?

Written by JuditBach || 15th May 2020 || Blog |

France cannot stop the import of full spectrum CBD oils extracted from any part of the plant, including flowers, from other EU member states UNLESS it has scientifically established that CBD has psychotropic or toxic effects, and considered whether there were no alternative less-burdensome regulation to an outright...

Did COVID-19 have much of an impact on 4/20 sales?

Written by JuditBach || 8th May 2020 || Blog |

The answer is not quite clear. A lot of companies reported no drop or even increases in sales compared to the previous year. There could be several reasons for this. Firstly, all cannabinoid-related products are still part of...

Will COVID lead to delays in regulatory procedures?

Written by JuditBach || 1st May 2020 || Blog |

The ongoing pandemic lockdown looks to be ending in some areas with easing of measures in numerous jurisdictions. But the months lost – and continued social distancing measures which will not be entirely lifted in the near future...

What aid is available for US CBD firms affected by coronavirus?

Written by JuditBach || 24th April 2020 || Blog |

CBD businesses in the US that have seen business impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and associated social measures could be eligible for a variety of state aid programmes. Extra funding for the programmes was just approved by both the...

How the COVID-19 crisis may impact the CBD market?

Written by JuditBach || 17th April 2020 || Blog |

Closures of non-essential retail will be far and away the largest factor impacting on CBD markets across the globe. It is estimated that up to 90% of offline sales in markets such as the UK happen through channels...