The ACI Milestones

April 2020

  • The ACI establishes in-house Regulatory and Compliance Unit, headed by Dr Parveen Bhatarah.
  • First ACI member submits CBD dossier for Novel Foods application.

March 2020

  • The ACI launches it’s CBD safety certification initiative
  • A YouGov poll commissioned by The ACI demonstrates overwhelming support for recent FSA guidance concerning CBD.

February 2020

  • Committee On Toxicology (COT) release CBD update report.
  • The Foods Standards Agency (FSA) provides clear regulatory guidance for the UK CBD industry.

December 2019

  • The ACI commences Novels Foods applications for our members.

November 2019

October 2019

  • The CMC outline plans to undertake a comprehensive review of analytical testing for the UK cannabis industry.
  • The CMC announces the formation of the Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (The ACI). See background paper.

August 2019

  • The CMC announces partnership with the leading life-sciences regulatory services consultancy, Global Regulatory Services.
  • The CMC launches “Quality Charter” to put CBD industry on path to legal compliance.

July 2019

  • Committee On Toxicology (COT) scoping paper on the potential adverse effects of CBD products

June 2019

  • CMC released their groundbreaking market research and policy report “CBD in the UK“.

January 2019

  • The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) classifies all cannabinoids as unauthorised novel foods.

November 2018