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 raw material and food products containing legal cannabinoids.

The UK, which has a population of almost 67 million, has the world’s most developed regulatory framework for legal cannabinoids. This market is estimated to be worth £690 million ($1 billion) in 2021, making it the second largest in the world after the US. ACI’s membership offering has three core pillars.

Representation – We represent our members at the highest level so their voice is heard and a favourable regulatory environment exists.  

Data – We offer cost-effective access to the necessary toxicological data to gain market authorisation in the UK and EU.

Technical consultancy – Our team of industry experts offer bespoke consultancy solutions to support our members. 

Membership includes a £6000 account that can be redeemed for additional services such as bespoke consultancy, sponsorship opportunities and ACI partner services; which include, legal, communications and Trading Standards. This account expedites the process of engagement by cutting administration time to ensure our members – that are made up of raw material suppliers, manufacturers, brands and retailers – get the support they need, when they need it.

Bespoke consultancy service

Our team of consultants guide companies through the complexities and reduces costs to market by providing the necessary toxicological data to create robust market authorisation dossiers. We provide; technical and scientific advice to achieve UK and EU regulatory compliance; end-to-end novel foods application consultancy; writing full application, pre-submission application review and follow-up advice to meet requests for further information; and Business-to-Business marketing and communication services.

Toxicological data add-on package

Thanks to the work of our groundbreaking CBD safety consortium we can now offer access to licensed toxicological data. This provides companies a cost-efficient way to generate the required toxicological data for legal cannabinoids in companies novel foods applications to the  UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). We have the most solidly built standardised methodology and exclusive access to an array of accredited laboratory partners. Further member-exclusive opportunities will be offered with future data generating consortia to help members share these high costs and take advantage of our expertise. 

For more information on our offering see our membership key benefits.

Ready to join? Complete this membership quotation form and a member of our team will get back to you.