Technology and innovation

What are ‘minor cannabinoids’ and what do they do?

5th May 2021 - Presentations , Resources |

This chart shows the origins of some select minor cannabinoids that CBD-Intel covered in a recent business briefing. It provides a brief review of some of cannabis’s lesser-known compounds – the so-called “minor cannabinoids” – with an emphasis on their potential applications. Arising from other precursors, cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) – the so-called “mother cannabinoid” – is metabolised into cannabichromenic acid (CBCA), cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), » Continue Reading.

Have the rules changed for importation of CBD into the UK?

18th February 2021 - Blogs |

The Home Office has not changed licensing requirements for importers of CBD into the UK. The minister for policing, Christopher “Kit” Malthouse, has requested an updated recommendation from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) on acceptable THC levels in CBD consumer products. The ACMD has not yet responded and the previous limit of 1 mg generic tolerance for » Continue Reading.

Will the EFSA look to modify its approach in light of action on novel food in the UK?

12th February 2021 - Blogs |

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has stated that it is in contact with other similar agencies such as the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the UK, but only specified that it would not treat applications that had been approved in other jurisdictions any differently during its own assessment process. But beyond that, it has not stated what other influence the FSA » Continue Reading.

How seriously should producers of CBD alcohol products take the recent Portman Group ruling?

5th February 2021 - Blogs |

The Portman Group’s first decision on a complaint regarding a CBD product has gone largely unreported but could have a very significant impact on that part of the market. The voluntary alcohol industry regulator has said it is bringing out further guidance for producers of CBD alcoholic beverages – the first time it will have addressed the issue. So it is important to » Continue Reading.

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 - Blogs |

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 in reality largely depends on » Continue Reading.

Is the entrance of British American Tobacco (BAT) into the CBD sector a positive or negative for the industry?

22nd January 2021 - Blogs |

The top-line answer is that it is wholly neither. There are elements of both in any position taken on the news. BAT’s entrance into the market with its vaping product under the Vuse brand (coming in three flavours – mint, mango and berry – and two strengths – 50 mg at £9.99 and 100 mg at £14.99) would be priced at the higher end of » Continue Reading.

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

27th November 2020 - Blogs |

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 the US where Black Friday – » Continue Reading.

How important is the CJEU decision on the Kanavape case?

20th November 2020 - Blogs |

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 a narcotic. The preliminary opinion » Continue Reading.

A comparative analysis of state laws in the US

19th November 2020 - Presentations , Resources |

Berta Camps Bisbal, CBD-Intel’s senior legal analyst, presented a comparative analysis of state laws in the US at CBD Live during VOXPO – Virtual Online Vape & CBD Expo on 18th November. She presented an overview of the federal farm bill as well as CBD at the federal level versus state level. You can now watch her presentation to obtain » Continue Reading.