The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) is a membership organisation for businesses committed to nurturing a safe, legal and flourishing consumer cannabis extract market in the UK and Europe.
The UK 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.
As of 31 March 2022, the UK has become the first country in the world to apply regulation to products containing CBD through the Food Standards Agency (FSA) Novel Foods authorisation process. 69% of all applications on the FSA’s public list can be linked to ACI’s CBD safety consortium. 100% of ACI member applications successfully appeared on this list.
As the leading trade body for the cannabinoid industry we are here to help your business in its next steps within this rapidly growing market. To find out more, contact us via the button below, or call us on 0800 310 10 54.
ACI helped 100% of our members get on the FSA’s public list of CBD products permitted to be sold in the UK. In fact, 69% of all applications on the FSA’s list are linked to ACI’s CBD safety consortium.
If you wish to legally sell cannabinoid extracts in the UK the ACI can help.
We offer our members
Representation – We ensure that our members voice is heard at the highest level to help ensure a favourable regulatory environment exists
Data – Cost-effective access to toxicological data required to gain novel foods authorisation from FSA (UK) and EFSA (EU)
Technical consultancy – Our team of industry experts offer bespoke consultancy solutions to support our members
If you are already established or looking to enter the UK’s legal cannabinoid market ACI membership can benefit you.
ACI offers solutions for raw material suppliers, manufacturers, brands, retailers and others operating in this space.
We are regularly featured in mainstream, FMCG and cannabis industry press. When news outlets need an authoritative voice on the latest in the cannabinoid industry they turn to us. See articles from The Times, BBC, The Guardian, Sky News, The Grocer, BMJ, Chemist + Druggist, Food Navigator, Bloomberg, Financial Times, France24, High Times and many others.
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Dr Parveen Bhatarah
Regulatory and Compliance Associate
Dr Paul Duffy
Dr Andy Yates
PR & Communications Advisor
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Communications Associate, Brussels
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