CBD Law & Labs

Labs & Analysis

Check here to see a full list of all batch lab reports and analysis PDF documents (under re-construction)

The Law

At CBD.gg we have spent a great deal of time researching and confirming the new laws around CBD to make sure we comply.  All the products we stock have been tested to meet local laws and standards, giving you peace of mind when using our service.

The Misuse of Drugs Modification 2018

The Committee for Health and Social Care (“HSC”) passed new legislation which came into force on 1st February 2018 to provide an exemption to CBD products of a specified description from various prohibitions in the Law relating to import, export (except commercial exports), possession, supply and administration of a controlled drug – the Misuse of Drugs (Modification) Order, 2018.

The products exempted are CBD products containing an aggregate of not more than 3% cannabinol or cannabinol derivatives relative to CBD by weight (as attested to by an official certificate of analysis), not containing any other controlled drug, and not containing any herbal material visible to the naked eye.

In order for a CBD product to meet the requirements of the exemption, all of the conditions listed below must be fulfilled, namely to:

a) have its ingredients clearly labelled,
b) contain an aggregate of not more than 3% cannabinol or cannabinol derivatives relative to its CBD content, by weight,
c) not contain any other controlled drug,
d) have the matter in section b attested to by an official certificate of analysis provided by –
i. the States Analyst, or
ii. a laboratory accredited to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard for forensic analysis of cannabinol or cannabinol derivatives, and
e) not contain any plant material visible to the naked eye.

Since the law change the Guernsey Border Agency have detained items that meet the requirements above but are not accompanied by a certificate of analysis. We have then written to importers giving them the opportunity to obtain a certificate of analysis, if this certificate meets the standards above, their products will be released. Where requirements are not met the product is liable to forfeiture and the importer will be advised accordingly.

Where a particular product has been proven to meet the requirements of the legislation and has an official certificate of analysis provided by the States Analyst, or a laboratory accredited to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard for forensic analysis of cannabinol or cannabinol derivatives it is the GBA’s intention to allow repeat imports under that same certificate. Essentially this means that once you have evidence that a particular product meets the required conditions the same product can be imported again from the same supplier without having to obtain a new certificate each time. However it will still be down to the importer to produce the certificate if requested.

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