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Our London solicitors have first-hand experience of dealing with all aspects of cannabis related business. As a leading authority on UK cannabis regulation, we advise clients on medical cannabis (CBPMs) and CBD wellness markets.

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The UK is now the leading legal cannabis market in Europe. And the UK's CBD wellness market is the second largest globally, after the US. Ince's London solicitors have first-hand experience of dealing with all aspects of cannabis-related business. With offices in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Ince is well placed to service both the rapidly expanding European industry as well as emerging markets.

In 2018 the UK Government legalised the prescription of cannabis-based products for medical use - known as CBPMs. Cannabis companies now have a clear route to compliance which allows them to list on the London Stock Exchange. The UK cannabis sector has broken into the mainstream with institutional investors, pharmaceutical conglomerates and global consumer brands all active in the industry.

Our areas of expertise

At Ince, our London-based regulatory and corporate lawyers and consultants can advise on:

  • Product compliance and formulation
  • Import/export best practice
  • Medical device approval
  • POCA compliance for investing into the sector
  • Novel food compliance
  • Corporate M&A for cannabis businesses
  • Capital markets advice and representation
  • Intellectual property and trade marks
  • Cultivation licence applications
  • Controlled drugs licence applications
  • Psychedelics
  • Healthcare and health-tech regulatory submissions
  • Covid-19 related regulatory approvals.

How we can help

As the foremost authority on UK cannabis regulations, our London-based solicitors have first-hand experience of dealing with all aspects of cannabis related business. Ince advises companies on licencing and regulatory submissions to MHRA, CQC, The Home Office, Border Force and the Food Standards Agency.

Along with the regulators, we also have associations within the sector with organisations such as Volteface, AlphaGreen, Bloompoint and Agri-TechE, with our solicitors speaking at their events and providing articles and commentary.

Other associated services

Our legal experts have advised on a number of cannabis related IPOs, M&A transactions and intellectual property matters. We have an established network of services which are supportive of the cannabis sector, for example, banking solutions, shipping agents and business insurance. We can connect you with the additional services that a cannabis business may need. 

News & insights on Cannabis

News / CBD and Novel Foods: ACI provides more information

05-03-2020 /

More information on how the FSA Novel Food application procedure is going to work has been provided by the ACI. In particular they have provided further clarity on the application timetable and the likely cost burden on SMEs.

CBD and Novel Foods: ACI provides more information

Insights / CBD and Novel Foods – The Devil is in the Detail

19-02-2020 /

The Novel Food announcement by the FSA landed last week and created major waves in the CBD world. By then we had all been waiting on this guidance from the regulator for a long time. It wasn’t the announcement that I would have wanted, but like Brexit, whether you were for it or against it, it has happened. At this point in time, any kind of clarity is welcome. Now we await the formal protocols of the application process but there is enough information around for us to start getting into the detail.

CBD and Novel Foods – The Devil is in the Detail

News / Ince strengthens Regulatory Solutions team with the hire of new Partner Robert Jappie

11-02-2020 /

11 February 2020, London: International legal and professional services firm Ince has today announced the appointment of Robert Jappie, as a new Partner in the Regulatory Solutions team.

Ince strengthens Regulatory Solutions team with the hire of new Partner Robert Jappie
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