Novel foods are foods which have not been widely consumed by people in the UK or EU before May 1997. This means that the foods don’t have a ‘history of consumption’. In March 2021 all edibles must contain CBD that has been approved as Novel Foods. The application process takes 12-18 months, due to Covid delays with approvals are to be expected, suppliers that have entered into the process early, that are close to being approved CBD sellers are expected to be allowed to be used. Cannmed suppliers were among the first to start the registration process and expect to be approved.