Compliant businesses operating responsibly within the legal cannabis sector will help to drive reform. Blurring the lines between legal and illegal products will delay progress. It seems that the crackdown on the open sale of cannabis flowers online and in high street stores is here. Both in the UK and Ireland, several shops have … Continue reading The CBD Market Can Help Drive Cannabis Law Reform But Selling So-Called ‘CBD Flowers’ Could Take Us Backwards
Status of Hemp Extracts in Europe – European Industrial Hemp Association The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) has published an excellent eight page document which refutes the recent move by EU food safety agencies to deem cannabis extracts as ‘novel foods’. Download the document here. The document explains the entire situation and demonstrates very clearly … Continue reading The EU’s Attempt To Deem Cannabis Extracts As Novel Foods Will Fail.
Mike Harlington, chair of the Hemp Trades Assocation UK Ltd, has made a series of demands through solicitors that are absurd and completely unenforceable. He seems to think he has some sort of authority to determine which businesses may join CannaPro. We also have multiple reports of him theatening businesses that if they join CannaPro … Continue reading Hemp Trades Association UK Ltd Threatens CannaPro In Solicitor’s Letter
In another example of typical overclaiming and exaggeration, Mike Harlington’s CTA has put out an announcement that CBD isolates are becoming a controlled substance. There is no truth in this at all, it is nothing but speculation and opinion. Even if the speculation is correct that isolates will remain classified as a novel food, the … Continue reading CBD Isolates Are NOT Becoming A Controlled Substance
I spoke at the Hemp CBD Expo at around 5.00pm on Saturday, 2nd March 2019. Below is my speech as originally composed. An audio file is available here. A video will be available shortly. My PowerPoint presentation file is here. “Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. My name is Peter Reynolds and I am the president … Continue reading Presentation at the Hemp CBD Expo, 2nd March 2019
Attendees: Peter Reynolds, Cannabis Professionals (CannaPro) Alison Asquith, FSA Colin Clifford, FSA Paul Tossell FSA 1. FSA advised that the industry has “one last chance” to submit evidence of significant consumption of CBD extracts within EU area prior to 1997. 2. CannaPro requested clarification as to which authority stipulates this deadline and how long the … Continue reading Notes on Teleconference with FSA, 1st February 2019
Today’s article in the Daily Mail on CBD follows that publication’s usual pattern – there is a kernel of truth but on top of that is piled inaccuracy upon misleading comment upon nonsense. So let’s deal with the truth and send the nonsense back to the Daily Mail where it belongs. Within the last few … Continue reading Another Attack by Bureaucrats on CBD and its Consumers