Policy and Politics

Is delta-8 THC really the next big thing?

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 and consumers alike. The appeal appears to be that it acts as a “lighter” version of delta-9 […]

Regulatory tracker: current global regulation of CBD March

26th March 2021 - Regulatory trackers |

CBD-Intel’s newly upgraded global regulatory tracker, updated every month, now offers a deeper analysis of each regulatory area.

Use the tabs at the top of the map to select a specific regulatory field and click on an individual country to bring up much more detail in the panel below, including links to legislation and CBD-Intel’s coverage of that market.

The key below the map indicates the level of regulation for the selected country and regulatory field based on our in-house analysis.

US regulatory tracker: Proposed state law March

15th March 2021 - Regulatory trackers |

Welcome to the new and improved CBD-Intel US state law regulatory tracker, updated every month and exclusively focused on state law. This interactive map allows you to search for states, zoom in and out from the map, view more than one regulatory area at a time, pan the map and select multiple states to compare regulations.

CBD-Intel global alerts database March

2nd March 2021 - Alerts roundup |

All the stories from the CBD-Intel weekly global regulatory Live Alerts in one user-friendly database, updated every month.

This regulatory tool consolidates all of our global regulatory Live Alerts since they were launched in May 2019, collected in Excel database format, allowing you to filter information by date and country.

What impact will the EC’s decision to permit the use of extracts from the whole plant in cosmetics have on the industry as a whole?

28th January 2021 - Blog |

The decision – which should be noted is still only preliminary, though almost certainly to be confirmed with subsequent updating of the cosmetics ingredients (CosIng) database – should allow a wider range of cosmetic products onto the market. Exactly how much of an impact the change – when it eventually is confirmed – will make […]

Does the Canopy CO2 extraction lawsuit pose a threat to others in the industry?

15th January 2021 - Blog |

Canopy Growth’s quick action – filing a suit against GW Pharmaceuticals the day the patent was issued – coupled with the short time-frame for validity has left many worried that the company could go on an enforcement hunt and target any company using a CO2 method that it believes infringes on its intellectual property (IP). […]

What impact do Democrat victories in both of the Georgia senate seat elections have on chances for cannabis reform at the US federal level?

8th January 2021 - Blog |

President elect Joe Biden still looks to be somewhat reluctant to too closely embrace cannabis reform as an issue. But effective control of the senate through victories by Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in special run-off elections in the state of Georgia give Democrats 48 seats with two independents that generally vote democratic (and would […]

How far-reaching an impact could the CJEU Kanavape decision have?

11th December 2020 - Blog |

The Court of Justice of the European Union’s (CJEU) decision in the Kanavape case will have a tremendous impact on the CBD industry in the European Union (EU). However, the breadth of its impact is not yet fully realised. A number of things must happen beforehand and it may come down to further court rulings before a […]

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

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 purchased as a one off during a special sales event. The situation may be slightly different in […]

How important is the CJEU decision on the Kanavape case?

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. It will likely influence the European Commission (EC)’s further assessment of the question of whether CBD is […]