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UK: CBD and Cannabis Regulation

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  • 18 Pages
  • May 2022
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • CBD Intel
  • ID: 5600229
Cannabis is a controlled Class B drug in the UK under the Misuse of Drugs (MDR) Act 1971 and Schedule 1 of Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001. It is defined as any plant of the genus Cannabis or any part of the plant and it does not include seeds, mature stalks, and fibre made from mature stalks. In the immediate future, the government could set a limit for THC levels in cannabinoid products at 50 micrograms per single serving, as recommended by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD). The UK is also expected to finalize a transition towards a fully legal CBD-containing edibles market.

This report offers a comprehensive overview of the regulatory framework for hemp, CBD, and cannabis in the UK, covering everything from cultivation and processing to extracts and finished products, import/export, and the medical and recreational cannabis regimes.

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary
2 Outlook
3 Hemp Plant
4 Extracts As Finished Products
5 Finished Products Containing CBD and Extracts
6 Import And Export Requirements
7 Minor Cannabinoids
8 Medical Cannabis
9 Recreational Cannabis
10 Relevant Laws
11 Relevant Bodies


General Methodology/Sources

  • Consumer and market participant (manufacturer/brand) surveys.
  • Consolidation of publicly available information.
  • Legal tracking through legal database checking and sourcing information from government regulators and other law-making bodies.
  • Pricing and product information from online and offline retail data gathering, including local fieldwork teams.
  • Findings from key industry events and interviews with leading market players and opinion leaders.
  • Partnerships with leading research agencies.
  • Quantitative and qualitative research and client collaborations.
  • Cross-referenced data between markets.
  • Tamarind Media proprietary market model.

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