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30
Jan
AFTER cumulatively spending tens of millions of pounds on Novel Food compliance many UK CBD companies may be left feeling frustrated come the end of March deadline. On April 1. the much-touted and controversial Novel Food rules come into …
24
Dec
Cannabis oil is the viscous, sticky, THC or CBD-rich sludge found in popular vaporizer pens and oil cartridges. To make cannabis oil, processes using liquid carbon dioxide to extract the active ingredients from the plant material is one of the most …
01
Dec
Research shows cannabidiol safe for driving and THC effects fade in hours. A landmark study on how cannabis affects driving ability has shown that cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabis component now widely used for medical purposes, does not impair driving, …
More than half of the members on the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) have indicated they will reject a proposal that would introduce CBD into the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, albeit by …
19
Nov
The European Union Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that CBD cannot be regarded as narcotic, and that CBD products should enjoy the same free movement of goods between and among member states as other legal products. …
02
Nov
Italy’s Ministry of Health has canceled a decree issued earlier this month that added CBD to the country’s list of medicines, essentially giving the compound narcotics status in all applications. Health Minister Roberto Speranza today issued a second decree …
27
Oct
Italian and European hemp associations say they will jointly challenge a decree by Italy’s Ministry of Health that added CBD to the country’s list of medicines, essentially giving the compound narcotics status in all applications. Federcanapa, the Italian Hemp …
20
Oct
CBD has been classified as a narcotic in Italy, with officials simultaneously banning the compound from the Italian market. Under a recent decree issued by the Ministry of Health, CBD was officially added to the country’s list …
12
Oct
The European Union played its cards close to the vest at a meeting of the United Nations Committee on Narcotic Drugs (CND) held in Vienna late last week that addressed a range of recommendations on cannabis from …
25
Sep
FOLLOWING days of uncertainty food regulators have today clarified their position on the path to compliance for CBD companies looking to continue to operate in the UK market next year. On Monday, this week, the Association for …
23
Sep
Great Britain has rejected the European Commission’s preliminary stance that hemp flower-derived CBD should be regulated as a narcotic, a key food safety regulator in the United Kingdom says. Paul Tossel, who leads the Novel Foods authorities …
07
Sep
The Scottish Medicines Consortium has announced that Epidyolex, used in the treatment of severe epilepsy in children, has been approved for use on the NHS in Scotland. Epidyolex (previously known as Epidiolex), a cannabidiol medicine for severe …
17
Aug
Indicators from the European Commission could signal calamitous decisions are ahead for CBD operators across the continent, while at the same time the Commission is also likely to encourage restrictions at the international level. After issuing a …
15
Aug
Director David Jakubovic decided to create this documentary after watching a TED Talk. Though formerly a skeptic, the work that Jakubovic took on in this film led him to be more supportive of cannabis use. The CBD …
11
Aug
A cloud of uncertainty has settled over Europe’s CBD industry after the European Union’s executive body said it had taken the preliminary view that cannabidiol extracted from cannabis flowers should be considered a narcotic. With a potential blanket ban …
06
Aug
A Dutch trade group said it has developed a tool that lets consumers trace CBD along the supply chain to ensure they are getting products that are correctly labeled, meet strict quality requirements and come from EU …
20
Jul
CONFIRMATION that the European Union is looking to treat CBD as a narcotic drug have rocked the industry. BusinessCann reported earlier this month that moves were underway to change the status of cannabidiol (CBD) in the European Union from a food …
Israeli researcher Raphael Mechoulam has announced the development of a process to modify and stabilize cannabidiolic acids (CBDA) that appear early in the cannabis plant’s growth, rendering compounds that have the potential for large-scale use, and opening …
06
Jul
MOVES are underway in Brussels to the restrict the sale of CBD across Europe with questions being raised over its designation as a food supplement. Following a six-year court battle the French entrepreneurs behind the KanaVape product …