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11 Mar, 2020

Poll finds ‘overwhelming support’ for FSA CBD regulation

After being presented with the summary the 2056 survey participants were asked how much they supported or opposed the FSA’s decision. 74% had a positive reaction (25% indicating ‘strongly support’, 39% indicating ‘tend to support’).

11 Mar, 2020

Poll finds big support for FSA’s warning to CBD industry

Asked how much they supported or opposed the guidance – following an FSA review on the evidence of CBD products – 74 per cent returned a positive response, while only 8 per cent chose to oppose.

11 Mar, 2020

CBD sector warms to UK 2021 novel foods deadline; German Ministry says some extracts don’t need NF approval

ACI spokesperson Steve Moore told NutrIngredients each of its 30 members were engaged in dossier construction 0 with some aspects as toxicology data being compiled collectively

11 Mar, 2020

New poll finds overwhelming public support for FSA CBD regulation

The poll also gave insight into CBD usage and awareness in the UK population, highlighting that 71% of respondents were aware of CBD, with 16% of them having already purchased a CBD product.

11 Mar, 2020

CBD Poll Data (March 2020)

Fieldwork dates: 6th-9th March 2020Total sample size: 2065 adultsConducted by: YouGovOn Behalf of: The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry This survey data was collected and analysed by YouGov plc.  Please see the related press release : New Poll Finds Overwhelming Public Support For FSA CBD Regulation (11 March 2020) Methodology  This survey has been conducted […]

1 Mar, 2020

Q&A: Talking Innovation with the Association for the Cannabinoid Industry

The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry was launched at the end of October, providing a platform to aid the development of a legally compliant, socially responsible and innovative CBD industry.

21 Feb, 2020

Podcast: The ACI experts discuss the recent FSA CBD announcement

Hayden Williamson from the Podcast CBD ReLeaf chats with The ACI Regulatory and Compliance Lead, Dr Parveen Bhatarah, The ACI Development Director, Shomi Malik, and Global Regulatory Services Dr Sarah Gaunt about the recent announcement from The Foods Standards Agency (FSA) regarding CBD. For more details on this see our FAQ.

20 Feb, 2020

The ACI’s Development and Quality Lead, Marc Burbidge, on Talk Radio

The ACI’s Development and Quality Lead, Marc Burbidge, discusses recent announcements by the FSA, regarding CBD, in this wide ranging chat with Alexis Conran on Talk Radio.

14 Feb, 2020

UK clears path for CBD food sales but adds dosage limits and safety deadline

British food regulators have given the CBD industry a little over a year to apply for safety evaluations in order to remain on shelves, a landmark advancement as many nations have yet to decide whether cannabidiol can be sold in food.

13 Feb, 2020

CBD products could be removed from shelves in a year

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) today set a deadline of March 2021 for CBD manufacturers to prove their products are safe for human consumption, in a move that is expected to kill off a huge chunk of the industry because of the cost of conducting the necessary tests.

13 Feb, 2020

Cannabis oil products ‘could be off the shelves in a year’

Oils, snacks and drinks containing the cannabis extract cannabidiol (CBD) will be “taken off the shelves” next year if they do not gain regulatory approval.

13 Feb, 2020

FSA issues stark warning to CBD industry

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has asked CBD businesses to get their products registered by 31 March 2021 or risk being pulled. After the deadline, only products which have submitted a valid novel food authorisation application will be allowed to remain on the market.

13 Feb, 2020

The Murky World Of CBD Is Facing New Regulations – Here’s Why

At its current rate of growth, the CBD industry is predicted to be worth almost £1 billion per annum by 2025, eclipsing sales of vitamin D and vitamin C. Advocates suggest CBD has a host of health benefits, from easing anxiety and acne to soothing chronic pain.

13 Feb, 2020

FSA sets CBD suppliers 2021 deadline to attain novel foods status

It comes after the European Food Safety Authority last year classified all extracts of hemp and derived products containing cannabinoids, including CBD, as novel foods – meaning they require pre-market authorisation.

18 Dec, 2019

ACI announced as diamond partner at CBD Global Summit 2020

The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) has announced its partnership with The Grocer as a diamond sponsor for the publication’s first ever CBD Global Summit.

10 Dec, 2019

CBD as ‘novel foods’ – ACI starts authorisation applications

The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) says it has initiated the first steps towards processing applications from its raw-product manufacturing members for ‘novel foods’ authorisation.

15 Nov, 2019

CBD market value expected to be almost £1 billion by 2025

Recent research commissioned by the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis has revealed that the UK CBD market is worth £300 million Cannabidiol, known more commonly as CBD, has seen a notable surge in popularity as a wellness product in recent years. In a study commissioned by the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis, the UK CBD market was […]

14 Nov, 2019

Medical cannabis trade association launches with regulation charter

The Centre for Medicinal Cannabis (CMC) has launched a trade association and introduced a quality charter for CBD manufacturers.

11 Nov, 2019

Lack of regulation a barrier to trust in UK cannabis industry

Last week saw the launch of a ground-breaking new industry body to foster a legally compliant, socially responsible and innovative cannabinoid industry.

11 Nov, 2019

New trade body for cannabinoid industry promises compliance and social responsibility

Following a six-month consultation with key stakeholders, a trade association for the cannabinoid industry was launched last week.

8 Nov, 2019

How companies can sign up to the UK’s new CBD regulation body

Today marks the launch of the new regulatory body for CBD products in the UK. The new CBD regulation body, the Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI), brings together leading businesses and experts and will be setting gold standards for the industry worldwide, aiming to nurture a safe, legal and well-regulated CBD market in the UK.

7 Nov, 2019

Amid EU limits on CBD foods, UK industry group launches new effort to stay on store shelves

A new industry group launching in the United Kingdom on Friday aims to get a reprieve from European rules enforcement by working with food regulators when selling CBD products, a departure from hemp producers who are seeking to undo the rules.

6 Nov, 2019

New trade association launched to lead CBD industry regulation

Following an extensive six-month consultation with key stakeholders since the release of a landmark report ‘CBD in the UK‘, the new trade association, ACI, aimed at leading CBD industry regulation, is being launched at a ground-breaking CBD Summit on Friday, 8 November.

6 Nov, 2019

New trade association to drive the charge for regulation in the CBD industry

Following an extensive 6-month consultation with key stakeholders since the release of a landmark report “CBD in the UK”, a new trade association is being launched today (Friday 8th November) at a ground-breaking CBD Summit.

5 Nov, 2019

New trade association launches to drive the charge for regulation in the CBD industry

Members sign up to Charter for a legal, safe and regulated cannabinoid industry  Following an extensive 6-month consultation with key stakeholders since the release of a landmark report “CBD in the UK”, a new trade association is being launched today (Friday 8th November) at a ground-breaking CBD Summit. The Centre for Medicinal Cannabis’ conference sees the […]

5 Nov, 2019

Could your favourite CBD brand disappear?

The fledgeling CBD industry is going through a shakedown at the moment as the market matures. Bear with me while I take you through this story of power and control.

5 Nov, 2019

New CBD trade association to be formed in UK

Following an extensive 6-month consultation with key stakeholders since the release of a landmark report CBD in the UK, a new trade association is being launched at a CBD Summit.

4 Nov, 2019

New CBD trade association created to uphold standards

The new body, the Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI), which was launched during a conference by the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis (CMC) on Friday, set up a quality charter for the UK as it seeks to ensure patients’ safety is not compromised.

4 Nov, 2019

Trade association launched to ‘drive change’ for CBD regulation

A new trade association is being launched in the UK, following an extensive six-month consultation with key stakeholders since the release of a ”landmark” report dubbed “CBD in the UK”.

4 Nov, 2019

New CBD trade association created to uphold standards

A trade association has been formed to promote the legal, safe and regulated supply of cannabis-based products.

4 Nov, 2019

New CBD trade association created to uphold standards

A trade association has been formed to promote the legal, safe and regulated supply of cannabis-based products.

31 Oct, 2019

Association for the Cannabinoid Industry to be launched by the CMC

The Centre for Medicinal Cannabis (CMC) has launched the new website for their new CBD industry body – the Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI). The website outlines the new draft Quality Charter, set out by the CMC in collaboration with the regulatory consultants GRS.

17 Oct, 2019

What is CBD oil and is it legal in the UK?

CBD oil has entered the mainstream in recent years, bringing with it zealous advocates and dismissive sceptics.