Cannabis is now of course regulated as a medicine, but it's also regulated by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) as a Novel Food.  The FSA defines this as follows:
"Novel foods are foods which have not been widely consumed by people in the UK or European Union (EU) before May 1997. This means that the foods don’t have a ‘history of consumption’. Examples of novel foods include:

new foods, for example, phytosterols and phytostanols used in cholesterol reducing spreads
traditional foods eaten elsewhere in the world, for example, chia seeds, baobab
foods produced from new processes, for example, bread treated with ultraviolet light to increase the level of vitamin D present".

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Cefyn Jones from Hemp Hound Agency has followed the Novel Foods situation for several years.  Much like the pharmaceutical monopoly by Jazz Pharmaceuticals (previously GW Pharma), it looks very much like rules have been bent without explanation in this arena too.  I personally think this an area well worth following as neither of these examples of apparent special treatment can be a good thing in terms of increased access, improved quality, transparency and indeed, trust.


CLICK HERE: Novel Thoughts (Apr 22)
CLICK HERE: :Letter of Concern to FSA (Apr 22)
CLICK HERE: Novel Foods -Pre-Planned to Fail? (May 22)
CLICK HERE: Reply, FSA to Hemp Hound (May 22)
CLICK HERE: Exposing the Lies: Part 1 (Jul 22)
CLICK HERE: Exposing the Lies: Part 2 (Jul 22)
CLICK HERE: Update on Public Interest Disclosure (Aug 22)
CLICK HERE: The Cold Press Conundrum (Aug 22)
CLICK HERE: Update on the Public Interest Disclosure (Sept 22)
CLICK HERE: 'Ask The FSA' FAQ's: Cold Press Hemp Oil with an Advertised Cannabinoid Content, and Article 4's (Nov 22)
CLICK HERE: 'Ask the MHRA' (Jan 23)

At this point (Feb 23), I'm going to stop posting individual links as I can't keep up with updating the website often enough for Cef's current work rate. But I thoroughly, thoroughly recommend that you follow his Blog via his website, by clicking on the following link

He's also now doing video updates and you can subscribe to his YouTube channel.

CLICK HERE: for CBD users page and further information (Seed Our Future)


Cannabis is a rich, nutritious food source in it's own right.  Hemp seeds are known to be rich in Omega-3 oils, which have long been believed to be heart healthy, and even better, a vegan source of them, which is good for the fish population and gets round the fact that our waters are now widely known to be polluted.  Not just that, but the process known as decarbing (decarboxylating) or heating cannabis to a certain temperature releases cannabinoids different to those in their raw form, but those acids (before the heating process) are now widely believed to be as therapeutic in their own right. 


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Page updated: 23rd February 2023