Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (Taiwan FDA) Detecting cannabinoids (THC, CBD & CBN) in cosmetic products What: analytical method for cannabinoids detections Why: Taiwan has no rule or law allowing for the sale of CBD related products and drugs and currently has very little to no potential for importing hemp or hemp…
Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (Taiwan FDA)
Detecting cannabinoids (THC, CBD & CBN) in cosmetic products
- What: analytical method for cannabinoids detections
- Why: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and others cannabinoids are bannned in many countries
- Where/Who: Taiwan Food and Drug Administration-/-Division of research and analysis
- How: the TFDA participates in cross-border co-operation
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the psychoactive component of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa) and its use is forbidden in most countries around the world. Hemp also contains other cannabinoids – such as cannabidiol (CBD) – which are legal and permitted for pharmaceutical and cosmetic use in several countries. In light of the skin moisturising effects of this component, many oils, lotions and creams are marketed as containing hemp.
Find out about the LC-MS/MS method for determining cannabinoids in cosmetics, developed by the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration, a participant in the OCCL network.
Taiwan does not have a market for hemp products because cannabis is classified as a Class 2 narcotic. All drugs or products that contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) over 10ug/g (10ppm) are in the same class of narcotics. Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration specifies that drugs containing cannabidiol (CBD) are allowed, but there are currently no domestic approved drugs with CBD content and there is no rule or law allowing for the sale of CBD related products and drugs in Taiwan. Therefore, Taiwan currently has very little to no potential for importing hemp or hemp related products.
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