Following a Freedom of Information request, CBD-Intel has ascertained that according to EU authorities cannabidiol and other extracts of cannabis could be deemed illegal as an ingredient in cosmetics. However, our research shows individual member states have not made the same interpretation of the rules at this stage. Member states, not institutions, are responsible for enforcing and interpreting cosmetic regulation, although it is very likely member states will take any EU stance into consideration when deciding how to interpret such regulations.

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Pablo Cano Trilla

Head of legal analysis
Pablo runs our regulatory analysis team, leading our international, US and EU coverage in regulatory reports and trackers. Pablo holds an LLM with Distinction from the University of Aberdeen, an LLB in law from the Autonomous University of Madrid and a BA in political science from Pompeu Fabra University. Pablo is a qualified attorney, specialised in international law, EU law & politics, and property law.

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