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CBD organisation issues guide ahead of release of permitted products

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The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) has created an online resource to help the industry ahead of the release of the list of CBD products that will be permitted for sale.

The ACI says the UK’s consumer health sector is set for its biggest shake-up in more than a decade when the Food Standards Agency (FSA) releases its eagerly-awaited public list of cannabinoid (CBD) products permitted for sale to consumers. Only products on the list will be able to stay on the market, while those not included will have to be taken off sale. It is anticipated that Trading Standards officers will apply the new rules immediately, which means companies that continue to sell unlisted CBD products will be putting themselves at risk of enforcement action.

It says publication of the list is imminent, and the ACI, the trade body for the UK’s CBD sector, has stepped in to develop an online resource, www.UKCBDList.com, which will enable consumers, retailers and health practitioners to ensure they are buying and selling only permitted products.

For more than 18 months, the FSA has been evaluating the safety of CBD products in line with the UK’s Novel Food requirements. This assessment process was accessible to any CBD product
formulated for oral use that was on sale in the UK on or before 13 February 2020, with the deadline for applications fixed at March 31, 2021.

Steve Moore, ACI founder, said the release of the list was generating considerable excitement in the legal cannabis extract sector. “The FSA has put in a tremendous amount of work to assess the many applications made, including the super-dossier submitted by ACI on behalf of our members. A key concern will be helping people to find out quickly and easily if the CBD products they
are purchasing or offering for sale are permitted and safe. ACI’s new website, UKCBDList.com, will be the definitive source of information for determining this,” he commented.

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