Prof Christopher Hodges appointed to Chair Government’s Regulatory Horizons Council

Prof Christopher Hodges, who recently completed a strategic review of the UK legal cannabinoid industry for the CMC/ACI, has today been appointed Chair of the Regulatory Horizons Council by the Business Secretary. Steve Moore, the CMC/ACI co-founder who commissioned Hodges to lead our review has welcomed this news as a huge opportunity for the sector […]

FSA CBD List Update Statement

This morning the FSA updated their CBD list.  In an associated statement Paul Tossell the FSA’s Team Leader, Novel Foods said  “The list has grown to nearly 12k and is now regarded as closed. Further additions will only be by exception and judged on a case-by-case basis. Local authorities have been updated on the status […]

ACI co-launches in-depth review of the UK’s cannabinoid industry with 20 key recommendations

In February this year following a series of meetings with Ministers, advisers and senior officials in Whitehall the Centre of Medicinal Cannabis and the Association for the Cannabinoid Industry commissioned Oxford University’s Professor Christopher Hodges to oversee a comprehensive review of the UK legal cannabinoid industry with a particular regard to how public policy and […]

ACI Statement on EFSA Pausing CBD Novel Foods Applications

In light of the recent statement made by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA): ACI is aware of the recent statement from EFSA regarding novel food applications which lack the data required to make a judgement of safety. As we are not informed on the content of those individual applications, we are not in a […]

First FSA on-the-record comments on new CBD products

Since the FSA Public List of CBD products was published on 31 March there has been considerable media coverage regarding its content. Much of the focus has been on companies claiming that despite not being on the list they can remain on the market because they are supplied by a company which has products on […]

ACI Launches Membership Package to Support Businesses to Enter The New Regulated Consumer Cannabinoid Markets

The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) today announced an updated new membership offering to support companies who wish to enter the newly regulated UK consumer cannabinoid market.  The flexible 2022 Accelerator Package enables prospective members to navigate the UK regulatory landscape. It provides new members an end-to-end solution for full market authorisation for their […]