Cannabis Industry Taking Legal Action Against EU Regulators Over CBD Novel Food Classification
The Cannabis Trades Association UK has initiated legal proceedings to challenge the European Commission's recent decision to classify CBD as a novel food. Meanwhile, the UK government has released an official response to the EU's decision.
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