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Proposal to legalise CBD food products goes to Lithuanian parliament

20th February 2019

Europe
Lithuania
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Lithuania could buck current European trends and legislate to allow CBD food products. A new bill allowing edibles with less than 0.2% THC content has been proposed in the country’s parliament

Global CBD rules will get tougher, then normalise, expert predicts

20th February 2019

Europe
France
North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing

Regulations governing hemp-derived CBD are likely to increase sharply in the near future but then tail off as the product is integrated into general regulatory frameworks for food, cosmetics and industrial products, according to a legal expert

‘More women than men’ have tried CBD in UK

19th February 2019

England
Europe
United Kingdom
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing

More women than men have tried CBD products, according to a new report from CBD-Intel. Among other findings in the report is that health-conscious men are more likely than others to try CBD

Science review sees promise and problems in medical use of CBD

19th February 2019

Connecticut
North America
United States
Public Health and Medicine
Business briefing

CBD shows promise for treating some medical conditions but the potential for interactions with other drugs is a cause for concern, as is poor quality control, according to a recent review of science in the field

CBD in Serbia: regulatory snapshot

19th February 2019

Europe
Serbia
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

While CBD is not specifically regulated in Serbia, CBD-Intel has found clear differences between legal theory and production practice, and confusion within the authorities, in a country that aims to join the EU in 2025

CBD in the UK: consumer choices and behaviours under the spotlight

19th February 2019

England
Europe
Northern Ireland
Scotland
United Kingdom
Wales
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Market reports

This report focuses on CBD consumer choices and behaviours in the UK and found that two-thirds of UK respondents could not name a CDB brand

Relaxation, stress and pain relief: France CBD consumer survey

19th February 2019

Europe
France
Market Research
Market reports

In our detailed look at how users of CBD view the products they use or are available, we find that e-liquids and oils/tinctures are the two most popular CBD products, while online and vape stores are the main purchase channels

Singapore ministries declare cannabis mad, bad and dangerous

18th February 2019

Asia
Singapore
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Singaporean authorities do not believe there is sufficient evidence supporting the efficacy of “raw” cannabis, considering the plant and its derivatives to be a dangerous drug with few medical benefits

WHO recommends removing CBD from world narcotics schedules

18th February 2019

World
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

CBD is likely to be removed from the scope of the most significant international treaty on drug control, following a favourable report by the World Health Organization (WHO), which also recommends downgrading cannabis

Cannabis companies team up with pharma firm to supply Europe

14th February 2019

Canada
Europe
Greece
North America
Poland
United States
Companies
Business briefing

Two of the largest legal cannabis companies, Wayland and International Cannabis Corp, are teaming up with a multinational pharmaceutical organisation in a bid to create significant amounts of CBD for the European market

It’s a smoking hot issue – Swiss CBD users like flowers best

13th February 2019

Europe
Switzerland
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Business briefing

Swiss consumers use CBD for assorted reasons, but one thing is clear: most prefer to smoke it. A preference for flowers was one major finding of a study into the habits of CBD users in Switzerland

CBD company signs deal with mall giant to open branded stores across US

13th February 2019

North America
United States
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Business briefing

Ohio-based CBD and cannabis company Green Growth Brands (GGB) is to open 108 retail locations in shopping malls across the US this year, including some of the most high-profile shopping locations in the country

Online tracker: CBD price and product data

12th February 2019

Europe
France
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
United Kingdom
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Pricing trackers

Welcome to the CBD-Intel online data tracker; here you can find a downloadable Excel database optimised for Mac or Windows software versions. The two versions exist because of differing functionalities between software versions; the Windows iteration is the optimal version.
The data within is from France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and the UK, with pricing information covering brands selling CBD concentrates, edibles, e-liquid, flowers, oil, and topicals.

CBD more appealing to under 35s: German consumer survey

12th February 2019

Europe
Germany
Market Research
Market reports

As part of our ongoing consumer study series we are looking at Germany, where we find that men, those under 35 and those with higher levels of education are more likely to try CBD

Confusion reigns in Austria over novel food status of CBD products

12th February 2019

Austria
EU
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

No one in Austria wants to take responsibility for the enforcement and clarification of CBD regulations as Austrian and European officials appear to be working at cross purposes to implement new rulings

‘No change to UK novel food rules’ after Brexit

8th February 2019

Europe
United Kingdom
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

The UK’s Food Standards Agency has said there will be no change in UK regulations concerning CBD as a novel food ingredient should the UK leave the EU on 29th March

CBD in Brazil: regulatory snapshot

8th February 2019

Brazil
South America
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

A bill on the regulation of medical cannabis is currently being debated in the national legislature of Brazil, where CBD is a controlled substance and industrial hemp, like the cannabis plant, is banned

Israel can grow its cannabis and CBD sector with government blessing

7th February 2019

Asia
Israel
Companies
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing

Although cannabis is considered a dangerous drug in Israel, government support for cannabis start-ups and liberal policies on research have helped the country develop an active medical cannabis industry

Greek enforcement hurdles hamper but don’t shut down opportunities

6th February 2019

Europe
Greece
Companies
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing

Interest in the Greek CBD market continues to grow despite an uncertain regulatory situation, with a number of apparent cases of police taking action against people acting entirely legally

CBD in Sweden: regulatory snapshot

5th February 2019

Europe
Sweden
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

This report covers the regulatory status of CBD-related products in Sweden

While the EU has allowed varieties of industrial hemp to be grown in Sweden in accordance with EU rules, cannabidiol extracts are currently widely subject to medicines legislation as interpreted by Sweden’s Medical Products Agency.

Israel gears up for trade after cannabis export law is passed

5th February 2019

Asia
Israel
Companies
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Israeli firms will soon be able to export medical cannabis and some derived medical cannabis products after a bill was passed establishing a licensing and supervision regime

Knotty regulation keeps CBD traffic still tied up on state lines

4th February 2019

North America
United States
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Despite the 2018 Farm Act, CBD companies hoping for a national market in the US are still hampered by federal regulations, with products prevented from being sold across state lines

CBD in Portugal: regulatory snapshot

4th February 2019

Europe
Portugal
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports

In our overview of CBD regulations in Portugal. we find that cultivation of industrial hemp is allowed, CBD edibles are interpreted as novel food and medical cannabis legislation has now been adopted

Argentina – land of opportunity beset by confusion and doubt

29th January 2019

Argentina
South America
Companies
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Business briefing

A growing domestic CBD consumer base and excellent potential for cannabis farming make Argentina an intriguing market despite regulatory ambiguity and differences in opinion between national and provincial authorities

US veterans urge CBD legalisation in Georgia, Tennessee drafts CBD bills

28th January 2019

Georgia
North America
Tennessee
United States
Policy and Politics
Public Health and Medicine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory briefing

Congressional politicians in Tennessee have been turning their attention to possible regulation of farming for CBD, while those in Georgia have been addressed by military veterans eager for CBD to be legalised