Too much too soon? European authorities to crack down on CBD category

Too much too soon? European authorities to crack down on CBD category

The European Food Safety Authority has reclassified CBD as a ‘novel food’, according to a report published by Natural Products Global, a decision which could have far-reaching consequences for the burgeoning beauty ingredient.

As a result of the reclassification, CBD products will be barred from sale until they have acquired a novel foods licence, which requires additional safety testing. The scope of the ban is yet to be clarified.

The number of consumers using CBD products has grown at a tremendous pace in the last two years with the UK Cannabis Trades Association estimating users at 500,000 – a four-fold increase, per Natural Products Global.

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