European Commission calls for data on CBD safety

European Commission calls for data on CBD safety

THE WHAT? The European Commission is calling for data on the safety of Cannabidiol (CBD) in cosmetic products.

THE DETAILS Interested parties, including academic and research institutes, EU countries’ authorities, cosmetics manufacturers and CBD suppliers, are invited to submit evidence by October 1, 2024.

THE WHY? The call follows France’s attempt to ban the marketing of CBD, which was challenged in the EU Court of Justice; the CJEU ruled that CBD should not be considered as a drug.

However, in the face of concerns raised over the safety of the CBD in cosmetic products by multiple Member States, the Commission intends to request the EU Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety to perform a safety assessment on CBD when used in cosmetic products.