The Food Safety authority of Ireland (FSAI) has invited the owners and managers of small food businesses to attend a free webinar addressing the legalities of selling cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical compound found in cannabis.
The 40-minute presentation at 10am on Thursday, June 24, is the next in the authority’s ‘Breakfast Bites’ series of informal online meetings, aimed at providing information on various topics of interest.
An FSAI spokesperson said the webinar would provide important information for individuals or food related business interested in, or already selling, CBD products.
“If so, you should make yourself aware of the legal situation with respect to the sale of cannabis/hemp products and synthetic cannabinoids in Ireland,” said the spokesperson.
“CBD products are on sale in many outlets in Ireland and are also marketed locally and online by private individuals. Many of the CBD products on sale in Ireland are novel foods and should not be on the market without prior novel food authorisation,” they added.
They pointed out that some of these products on sale can contain the psychotropic cannabis component tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).