July 8, 2022
JM Wholesale has declared a listing of more than 750 cannabinoid (CBD) products which are safe for legal sale.
The leading CBD stockist said the catalogue has been developed in partnership with the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA), along with the ‘active participation’ of the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
“We have a larger range of approved CBD products than any other distributor and this moment is another milestone for our company,” Thomas Lowe, operations director at the Leicester-based company, said.
“We’ve worked hard to ensure that our customers and our business are protected, by getting rid of any products not published on the FSA’s website, regardless of how big those brands are.
“In fact we’ve always loved finding unique products, including those where the CBD can be absorbed in different ways. That way, more people from different walks of life can enjoy CBD no matter how they prefer to access it.”
Last week, the FSA has updated the CBD public list, adding almost 6,000 more CBD products to the list, taking the total number to circa 12,000. The agency added that the list is now closed and further requests to have products put on the public list or evidence sent are no longer being accepted.
With 200 percent business growth in the past 18 months and a resulting move to major new premises, Lowe said they are now perfectly placed to consolidate its position as the UK’s premier CBD wholesaler.
“From our distribution centre we now provide the largest range of isolate and full spectrum CBD products in the UK, all of which are 100 per cent accepted by the FSA. We are the first distributor to add the relevant Novel Food classification numbers to all of our relevant listed products,” Lowe said.
“The past few months have been extremely challenging for our industry but we have made efforts to take an active role in the novel food submission process. We anticipated regulation of this industry, we were determined not to let it stand in the way of the growth of our business, and we’ve participated accordingly.”
Etablished in 2017, JM Wholesale employs 43 personnel in its office and warehouse operations and now occupies 50,000 square foot premises in Whetstone on the edge of Leicester. Alongside its consumer business it also exports to suppliers at home and in 170 countries worldwide.
CBD use has skyrocketed in the UK. In 2018, only around 250,000 Britons reported using CBD products. The UK’s CBD market is currently the second largest in the world, surpassing other countries where CBD has been legal for longer. In 2020, 8.4 million people had consumed CBD products, or planned to.