Media outlet the Nation reports
Thailands Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has called on cannabis and hemp-based cosmetics manufacturers to register online for approval within three days.
Supattra Boonserm, FDA’s deputy secretary-general, told the reporters on Wednesday that after the Public Health Ministry has legalised the cosmetic uses of extracted hemp seed oil, cannabidiol (CBD) and non-narcotic parts of cannabis and hemp, such as the leaves and branches which are local-grown, many entrepreneurs have shown their interests and applied for the registration. She said that as of October 29, the FDA has already approved 218 formulas of cannabis-and-hemp-based cosmetics.
Supattra added that it is expected that within this year there will be more raw materials from other cannabis and hemp licensees which should support the demands of both domestic and international markets.
She urged the manufacturers and exporters of cosmetics containing cannabis and hemp ingredients to apply for the registration via an e-submission system and pay through electronic channels. After the payment is completed, the registrar will receive a notification receipt within three working days.
“The FDA provides advice on how to submit a cosmetic notification and labeling. It also provides an export certificate issuing service through e-submission system for exporters. Those who are interested in learning more details can visit the cosmetic control group’s website at https://www.fda.moph.go.th/sites/Cosmetic/SitePages/Permission.aspx,” the deputy secretary-general said.