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CV Sciences Makes Move For Increased Softgel Capacity, Captek Launches Gummy Production

CV Sciences closes purchase of Elevated Softgels, a manufacturer of encapsulated softgels and tinctures for the supplement and nutrition industry. Captek Softgel starts gummy supplement production at a 60,000-square foot facility.

Manufacturing Dietary Supplements

Dietary Supplements Industry Sets Out Priorities Ahead Of EU Elections

The European Federation of Associations of Health Product Manufacturers, EHPM, is hopeful the upcoming EU elections will trigger action on key issues related to dietary supplements, including novel food authorizations and harmonized vitamin levels.

Europe Elections

Resolving US Hemp Dilemma Takes Detour As House Starts Farm Bill Re-Authorization Journey

Where a US hemp product firm stands on whether de-scheduling the botanical as a controlled substance in the 2018 farm bill left a loophole allowing chemically derived and potentially intoxicating cannabinoid strains to qualify could determine whether it agrees with the detour.

Cannabidiol CBD Legislation

House Draft Farm Bill Narrows Hemp Definition While Industry Juggles States' THC Levels

Ag committee members in 23 May markup likely to broach topic of delta-9 THC limit for hemp. Since hemp was de-scheduled in 2018, cannabinoids other than delta-9 but with psychoactive effects have become leading sales drivers. “Most states now have legal marijuana programs, they just don't know it,” says cannabis industry attorney.

Cannabidiol CBD Legislation

Clarifying Marijuana’s Use As Medical Drug In US Won’t Clear Cloud Over Pathway For Hemp’s Use

DEA NPRM to move marijuana from CSA Schedule I to Schedule III says synthetically derived THC “is outside the CSA’s definition of marijuana” and “will remain in Schedule I.”  Synthetically derived THC includes copies of ingredients derived from cannabis plants which qualify as hemp by containing no more than 0.3% delta-9 THC concentration by dry weight and are common in supplements and food available in US.

Regulation Cannabidiol CBD

Chanelle McCoy, Cannaray First To Pass UK FSA’s CBD Safety Assessment

CBD products produced by Chanelle McCoy Health and Cannaray have been given the green light by the Food Standards Agency's Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes allowing them to progress to the final stages of the regulator's lengthy approval process. Meanwhile, the Home Office has changed its policy with regards to THC in CBD, in response to an action brought against it by Jersey Hemp, clearing another barrier to making the UK market compliant. 

United Kingdom Advisory Committees

Supreme Court To Hear RICO Complaint Against CBD Firms As Hemp Regulation Remains AWOL

Litigation the court agreed to accept for its term beginning in October doesn’t allege CBD in a tincture purchased in 2012 contained an unlawful level of delta-9 THC but contained any THC at all. Also, FDA Commissioner Califf encourages Congress to authorize regulatory pathway for lawful use of CBD and other hemp ingredients in supplements and food.

Dietary Supplements Cannabidiol CBD

Hemp Regulation Flags Raised By States Wave Tougher Compliance Cloud Over Industry

Without FDA regulatory pathway for hemp’s lawful use in supplements and food, some states are imposing more-stringent regulations while others allow sales of intoxicating ingredients not considered controlled substances as hemp derivatives.

Dietary Supplements Cannabidiol CBD

Proliferation Of Intoxicating Hemp Ingredients Prompts Request For Federal Regulatory Pathway

US Cannabis Council says farm bill reauthorization is “key opportunity to tackle the national crisis caused by unregulated intoxicating hemp products” by limiting the variety of hemp derivatives which qualify as de-scheduled.

Cannabidiol CBD Dietary Supplements

UK Proposes Accelerating Authorizations Of Novel Supplements Like CBD

UK Food Standards Agency proposes shaving a minimum of three months off novel food authorization procedure as part of wider plans to shake-up the process for products like CBD supplements.

Approvals Dietary Supplements

CBD Among Novel Food Ingredients Targeted By EU Enforcement Authorities In Q1

Dietary supplements containing unsafe or unauthorized substances were reported to the European Commission by national regulators on around 60 occasions in the first quarter of 2024.

Enforcement Dietary Supplements

ASA Files: How Not To Advertise A CBD Food Supplement In The UK

A recent ASA ruling against UK firm Supreme CBD highlights the need to be transparent about influencer marketing, as well as to avoid making any medicinal claims for food supplements. 

United Kingdom Wellness

Industry Groups Put It In Writing: House Hearing Needed On FDA Hemp 'Regulation, Or Lack Thereof'

Hemp, supplement industry groups say Energy and Commerce hearing is needed on FDA’s “regulation, or lack thereof, of the rapidly growing hemp market.”

Cannabidiol CBD Dietary Supplements

Holland & Barrett Wellness Trends For 2024: Nootropics, Menstrual Health, ‘New Wave Aging’

UK wellness consumers will be looking for brands that can help improve cognitive function and provide natural energy, support menstrual health and keep them healthy during the aging process in 2024, according to UK health food retailer Holland & Barrett.

United Kingdom Wellness

EFSA Considering New CBD Toxicity Data While Clock-Stop Causes Industry ‘Economic Harm’

The European Food Safety Authority is evaluating new reproductive and developmental toxicity data published since it paused CBD novel food applications last year due to safety concerns, according to food law consultancy, Legal Foods.

Europe Wellness

Kicking The CBD Can? UK Gov Accepts 0.05mg THC Limit, But Legalization Still Long Way Away

The UK Home Office has accepted a suggested 0.05 mg per dose limit for controlled psychoactive substance tetrahydrocannabinol in consumer CBD products, including food supplements. However, remaining questions such as what constitutes a single dose of CBD, when UK manufacturers will be allowed to process raw cannabis, and what testing methods are needed to detect THC levels indicate that the road to compliance is still “long and winding,” argues Canna Consultants.

United Kingdom Wellness
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