In the last couple of weeks, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the UK announced plans to remove products from shelves that fail to comply with EU Novel Food regulations.
The proposed actions prompted CBD advocate Lucy Mason to draft a petition calling on the government to allow CBD products to be sold freely as food supplements.
“Cannabidiol (CBD) products could be classified as ‘novel foods’ and need European Food Safety Authority approval, potentially preventing millions of people buying products from which they are seeing huge benefits.
Keep CBD on the market as a food supplement. SAVE CBD.”
If the petition reaches 10,000 signatures, the government will issue an official response.
If the petition reaches 100,000, it will be considered for debate in parliament.
At the time this blog post was last updated, just over 4,000 people had contributed their signatures.
If you work in the industry or you or a friend or family member has benefited from CBD, sign and share the petition found on the UK Government and Parliament website here.