Stephen Oliver former Customs Investigator and Matt Lawson Barrister are both experts in the cannabinoid industry, they are the founders of The Canna Consultants and will be speaking at the event on both days.
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On 14th May 2020 the Advocate General (Tanchev) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered their Opinion on the above question. The result is both a “Yes” and a “No”: National restrictions by Member States are possible, but such restrictions as are sought to be enforced must be (a) justified and (b) no more than necessary in order to achieve the justified aim.
Recently we have seen an increase in the marketing of CBD products to professional athletes, which raises headlines in the media, and concerns with ourselves. While it may be that there are real (or perceived), benefits from CBD for professional athletes, we caution the use of products without a thorough program of due diligence. The responsibility for that due diligence cannot be abrogated by the individual and the liability for any transgression rests solely with the athlete.
Novel Food Authorisation: The Starting Point, The Principle, The Practical Effect, The Sequence. Member States of the European Union are not the only jurisdiction to operate a system which seeks to manage what novel food and novel food ingredients can be made available to their citizens, but they do operate probably the most stringent system and require the most comprehensive data submissions in order to gain successful market authorization.
Is a Novel Food authorisation required for a Brand’s end product? We previously published a document to correct mis-statements that were being made to market participants by, so-called, experts in the industry. Almost a month on from the FSA’s announcement concerning Novel Foods we continue to read the same mis-statements published by those same, so-called, experts.
The United Nations is certainly not going to be the answer to the THC “issue” in the short-term and is unlikely to be the answer in the long-term either. This month the United Nations was due to vote on proposals made to it by the World Health Organisation, one of which was: “Preparations containing predominantly cannabidiol and not more than 0.2 per cent of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol are not under international control”.
FSAI DEMONSTRATE THAT REGULATORY COMPLIANCE AND QUALITY CONTROL ARE NO BETTER IN IRELAND THAN THEY ARE IN ENGLAND. The Food Standards Authority of Ireland have published a Report identifying the CBD Regulations applicable in the Irish Republic and containing the results of their analysis of 38 products being sold on the Irish market.