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Navigating the Path to a Novel Foods Certification

Navigating the Path to a Novel Foods Certification

Thomas L

When the Food Standards Agency (FSA) announced in February 2020 its intention to compel companies producing, distributing and selling CBD products to obtain Novel Foods Certification, it may have looked to outsiders like an attempt to clamp down on creeping legalisation. Motivations of this kind, however, are beyond the FSA's remit, which is restricted to food safety. As far as...

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A Guide To Payment Portals for CBD Merchants

A Guide To Payment Portals for CBD Merchants

Thomas L

When the UK government decriminalised the use of hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) in 2018 mainly because of its medicinal benefits, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the market for CBD would finally establish itself as the legitimate industry it always sought to become. Things turned out to be a little more complicated.  CBD occurs naturally in cannabis plants. But unlike THC...

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Best Online Platforms You Can Use to Sell CBD

Best Online Platforms You Can Use to Sell CBD

Thomas L

The road to legal status has been a protracted one for CBD. From flying under the Home Office’s radar for years to fighting the disentangle itself from marijuana and cannabis, cannabidiol is finally emerging from the grey area it has occupied until recently. CBD products now abound in the UK, which has emerged as the world’s second largest consumer of...

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Coffee, Tea, or CBD?

Coffee, Tea, or CBD?

Thomas L

Coffee’s reputation as a high energy drink spans thousands of years, starting from legends of goats helping themselves to a shrubful of coffee berries and subsequently alarming their shepherds by refusing to sleep at night. Tea follows a more mellow trajectory throughout history. However, many still take tea as a way to energise themselves before a full day, or to...

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CBG in the UK

CBG in the UK

Thomas L

Whilst increasing attention is being paid to the potential medical benefits of hemp and cannabis-derived products, these conversations tend to focus on the compounds of CBD and THC. Experts have now started to look at another cannabinoid called CBG for its possible advantages, which also means considering its availability, economic viability and any regulation around its supply. People have been...

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Picking the Right CBD Stock

Picking the Right CBD Stock

Thomas L

There's no denying that CBD is making waves in the health related retail sector. And it's not surprising once you learn that CBD (short for Cannabidiol) has been anecdotally shown to deliver a range of impressive benefits, including pain relief, and the potential to reduce symptoms of acne, anxiety and depression. However, before you begin your journey as a retailer...

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