EU regulation

With the CBD-Intel EU regulation hub you will obtain information on regulatory developments in the e-cigarette sector at the overarching EU level.

CBD food products to remain illegal for three years

1st September 2020 - Press releases , Resources |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CBD food products to remain illegal for three years New report from CBD-Intel explores issues surrounding CBD as a novel food Don’t expect to see legal CBD food and drink products before 2023 at the very earliest, a new report from CBD-Intel warns. The use of CBD as a food ingredient has […]

Navigating EU regulation has always been challenging for the CBD industry and now companies have to deal with regulation surrounding the UK’s Brexit as well.

At the start of 2021 British CBD brands were suspending shipping to the EU, European customers were receiving import tariff fees without notification, and UK-based entrepreneurs were struggling to establish their start-ups, as new Brexit regulations provoked chaos.

The change is confusing for those both in and out of the EU. But there is some good news for the industry. In early 2021 the European Commission (EC) made a preliminary decision that extracts from any part of the cannabis plant can be used in cosmetic products. This development should open up the cosmetics market to further new products and innovations because it takes away the requirement that any CBD used must be from synthetic sources in order to avoid legal grey areas in the EU.

Once the conclusion is confirmed later in 2021, there could be a flurry of activity in this area as companies with plant extract supply lines look to see what they can do in the growing topicals and cosmetics field.

From EU novel food guidelines to Brexit, watch this space for our regulatory briefings on developments in the EU that impact the CBD industry.