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Cannabis oil products ‘could be off the shelves in a year’

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Cannabis oil products ‘could be off the shelves in a year’

 

BBC News

 

CBD oil

 

Oils, snacks and drinks containing the cannabis extract cannabidiol (CBD) will be "taken off the shelves" next year if they do not gain regulatory approval.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said products had to be registered by March 2021 or they would be pulled.

Despite rising sales of CBD goods, not one product has been approved in the UK yet, raising safety concerns.

The FSA has also issued new advice on CBD use, saying it should not be used alongside other medication.

Cannabidiol is derived from cannabis but does not have any psychoactive properties. It is sold in some pharmacies and health food shops as a supplement and used to treat conditions such as pain or insomnia.

However, the FSA only began regulating the market in January last year and some argue it has dragged its feet.

 

Trials have found CBD products on sale that contain unlisted and potentially hazardous ingredients, or illegal levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.

Many may contain little or none of the extract itself, contrary to their marketing claims and despite their high prices.

The FSA said producers had been slow to submit their products for approval, forcing it to impose the deadline.

"The CBD industry must provide more information about the safety and contents of these products to the regulator by March 2021, or the products will be taken off the shelves," boss Emily Miles said.

 

CBD products have been on sale in the UK for years, so the FSA has not been quick out of the blocks to act. But the stance it has now taken is a strong one.

It had been hoping individual companies would come forward with product information. But as none provided enough documentation, the regulator is now forcing them to - or threatening to take them off the shelves. For companies hoping for a slice of the UK's multi-million pound CBD industry, that's a big incentive to comply.

The new advice to consumers, that CBD oil should not be taken alongside any other medication, will come as shock to many who have turned to these new oils, drops, foods and supplements to help them with medical problems.

Although CBD products are not allowed to make any health claims, many people say they help with everything from mental health problems to coping with cancer treatments - so they are likely to be taking them alongside other medicines.

   

'Not safe for pregnant women'

The FSA also told healthy adults to "think carefully" before taking CBD, and then not to take more than 70mg a day. That equates to about 28 drops of 5% strength CBD oil.

Those who are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking any medication are advised not to use CBD products at all.

The regulator based its recommendations on advice from the government's Committee on Toxicity (COT), which has found evidence of "potential adverse health effects" from CBD.

But COT said it "still does not know enough to be sure about such a risk".

Steve Moore, from the Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI), said CBD producers welcomed the new guidance.

"We believe that this will elicit the safety studies that are vital to build consumer confidence and help develop a socially responsible and sustainable industry."

The FSA's advice will apply in England, Wales and Northern Ireland but not Scotland which is covered by a separate regulator.

It does not cover CBD cosmetics and vaping products, or cannabis used for medicinal purposes, which are also subject to different rules.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51480940

 

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11 minutes ago, bongme said:

70mg a day. That equates to about 28 drops of 5% strength CBD oil.

 

or one bowl of a 1:1 strain, fucking 28 drops lol 

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doubt it, they are making fuck ton of money from it.

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1 hour ago, bongme said:

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said products had to be registered by March 2021 or they would be pulled.

 

Simply registered or compliant with an as yet undefined set of regulations? 

What basis are they using to vet safety? There's a fuck ton of clinical data all over the world but they aren't using that so...??? 

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8 hours ago, bluntz27 said:

doubt it, they are making fuck ton of money from it.

Clearly some of that lot see some benefit in these regulations, it locks 3/4 of their competitors out. They only see more dollar with more regs's. 

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Couldn't they just label the oils as not for human consumption like they did with legal highs? Then I can't see how they'd be taken off the shelves. 

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6 minutes ago, someone said:

Couldn't they just label the oils as not for human consumption like they did with legal highs? Then I can't see how they'd be taken off the shelves. 

 

 

wouldn't that be a massive backward step and be like shooting themse;ves in both feet?

and especially so as the snake oil merchants have been vowing it can cure every ailment know to man for the last few years

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12 minutes ago, someone said:

Couldn't they just label the oils as not for human consumption like they did with legal highs? Then I can't see how they'd be taken off the shelves. 

A lot of its in products for human consumption coffee, soft drinks, gin ect, And whats driving it are the claims of how safe and how good for humans it is imho

 

 

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Good points. I hadn't really thought about how it would alienate the majority of buyers. Just that they'd still be legally able to still sell it. But there's not much point if no one buys it! 

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On 2/13/2020 at 9:44 AM, bongme said:

CBD products have been on sale in the UK for years, so the FSA has not been quick out of the blocks to act.

 

It has been 5? years since the MRHA (UK drug licencing authority) declared CBD to be a medicinal drug. CBD is not scheduled or controlled, yet it still has not been licenced. If it was licenced it could be sold as a medicinal product and would be subject to pharmaceutical regulations, rather than having to pretend it is a "food supplement".

 

On 2/13/2020 at 9:44 AM, bongme said:

"The CBD industry must provide more information about the safety and contents of these products to the regulator by March 2021, or the products will be taken off the shelves," boss Emily Miles said.

 

There's two separate issues here. Accurate labeling and fitness for human consumption is basic consumer protection that applies to any foodstuff. As far as safety goes, CBD is not known to be at all harmful. Because it is not licenced as a drug, manufacturers and retailers are forbidden from giving any guidance on medical usage. 

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The FSA (Fucking Stupid Arseholes) have decided to engage in a transparent, amateur-hour power-grab.

 

All fur coat and no knickers, they will have to have to rely on already overstressed local authorities to ‘enforce’ their idiotic rules.

 

Next thing, they’ll have us register our personal info with them in order to go shopping at the local supermarket...oops, forgot that big govt already has all that info 

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