Cannabidiol is distinguished between cannabidiol “derived from extract or tincture or resin of cannabis” and that which is “synthetically produced”

ICADA reported in a variety of mails and in the ICADA news on the prohibition draft of the European Union Commission based on the “single Convention on narcotic drugs of 1961”.

The entire EU Commission document with definitions, explanations, prohibition arguments and the prohibition draft can be read here

We strongly recommend, to take a note of the EU document containing definitions, assessments and the complications caused by ongoing changes in the UN-document.

Ready to ban are:

  1. Cannabis and Cannabis resin; Cannabis sativa, ext. (Substance)
  4. CANNABIDIOl, plant-derived

ICADA has been urged by various companies in Europe, to take action against the bans (focus on natural CBD) in the EU Commission and since ICADA has direct access to the EU Commission, we file a documentation with the arguments against a ban and submit it to the Commission for further legal compliance of CBD.

Urgent prerequisite condition is however, that the companies concered
  • provide technical arguments against the prohibition.

If you are interested to become a member of the Cannabis-Cosmetics / CBD working group at ICADA and
· to be always informed about the latest developments
· to have your individual company`s goals represented at the European Commission by ICADA

we ask for your non-binding, free working group registration via this registration form here:

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    Canabidiol in food supplements

    Cannabidiol as a raw material for food supplements is also problematic because the cannabidiol-containing hemp extracts are classified as novel food, which makes market access impossible without a novel food application.

    Now various companies have come together to jointly submit an application for approval of cannabidiol-containing products. Different CBD-containing basic ingredients are to be combined as novel food products in order to cover the broadest possible range of foods and extracts from hemp. All consortium members should benefit from the approval success across companies. If you are interested, contact us.