EIHA press release: pure CBD in cosing catalogue

NEWS PIECE – Changes to cosing database – Cannabidiol

Cannabis cosing catalogue














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Industry association EIHA issued a press release on 2nd February regarding updates to the cosing catalogue. 

Triggered by a French criminal case (the Kanavape case) against a CBD trader, the European Court of Justice ruled, among other things, that cannabidiol, made from all components of the hemp plant, is not a drug. At the same time, the authorities were asked to include this in their national regulations.

EIHA has been demanding for some time that the cosing database of all approved cosmetic ingredients – be adapted to this effect. This has now been done.


You will find below a brand-new entry for Cannabidiol (CANNABIDIOL – DERIVED FROM EXTRACT OR TINCTURE OR RESIN OF CANNABIS): https://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/cosing/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.details_v2&id=96287


This means that now, in the EU, not only leaf extracts are allowed in cosmetic, but also natural CBD.


Although this is major clarification for the operators (now you can use pure CBD and hemp leaf extracts in your cosmetics formulations, you will also need to ensure that your product labelling complies with both these two approved entries). Further, please be aware that all cosmetics must be registered on the CPNP (Cosmetic Products Notification Portal), here is a link to the FAQ which should answer any questions you may have https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/cpnp/faq/?event=faq.show.  


More information on CBD & cosmetics can be found on our website.

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