In January 2019, the European Commission decided to classify extracts of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa L. and derived products containing cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol (CBD) oil, as “novel foods.” Several companies have started the authorization process for CBD oil to be used as a food ingredient. A final decision is expected in 2021.

European Union: The Status of Hemp Plant Extracts and Cannabinoids in the European Union

 

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