Cannabis has taken Canada by storm since legalizing recreational use in October 2018, and the highly anticipated second wave of regulations has finally arrived. Cannabis edibles, extracts, and topical products will hit the shelves mid-December 2019, and consumers and companies alike are buzzing with anticipation.
As the cannabidiol (CBD) market continues to gain steam, global regulators are working to carve out or update legal pathways to market. This makes keeping up—and staying compliant—an ongoing challenge for brands.
Note: The regulatory information provided in this article pertains to the United States.
If you have been following recent CBD (cannabidiol) discussions happening around the world, you'll know that the evolving regulatory landscape is leaving many brands confused about their market access options.
As regulatory consultants, we field questions daily about CBD compliance and marketing, both from food and supplement brands and CBD suppliers looking to get to market quickly.
To help you find an efficient pathway to market, we've put together a list of frequently asked questions about CBD marketing, sales, and compliance—including GRAS—for the U.S. market. Read on for answers, then get in touch with us to discuss options specific to your company's needs and objectives.
The past year was a whirlwind of regulatory change that brought exciting opportunities and new challenges in equal measure.
As we look to another game-changing year ahead, our regulatory and scientific team reviews the top regulatory trends expected to shape health product innovation and marketing in 2019 and beyond.
Here's what to expect...
While many U.S. states (and, of course, Canada) are approving medical and recreational use of cannabis products, confusion about how these products are regulated continues to grow.
Canada has made history as the second country to legalize cannabis nationwide. The world is watching to see how the landscape for cannabis and related products will change as the Cannabis Act and associated Cannabis Regulations and Industrial Hemp Regulations come into force on October 17, 2018.