Information in regards to GW Pharmaceuticals and Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Cefyn Jones made this access to documents request to European Food Safety Authority

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Dear European Food Safety Authority,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

My request focuses on novel foods for CBD products - I would like to ask for all information on that topic that includes or references GW Pharmaceuticals and Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

The time frame for this request is 01/01/2015 to the present day (28/11/23)

Yours faithfully,

Cefyn Jones, European Food Safety Authority

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Dear Ms Jones,


I hereby acknowledge receipt of your e-mail of 28 November 2023, by means
of which you requested access to “documents which contain the following
information: My request focuses on novel foods for CBD products - I would
like to ask for all information on that topic that includes or references
GW Pharmaceuticals and Jazz Pharmaceuticals.”.


You highlight that “The time frame for this request is 01/01/2015 to the
present day (28/11/23)”.


Your application for public access to documents (PAD) has been registered
as PAD 2023/210 and is being processed as quickly as possible in
accordance with [1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access
to documents (hereinafter, “the PAD Regulation”).


We will come back to you by 19 December 2023 at the latest.


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Dear Mariama,

Thanks for responding.

First may I address that I'm Mr, not Ms.

I take no offense though, my name is Welsh for Kevin, and it throw a lot of people off.

In the interests of transparency, I'm the founder of The Hemp Hound Agency, and I am working towards understanding a certain situations that exists.

I appreciate that the information I'm requesting might be sensitive, however, considering the names involved and their impact of the hemp and CBD industry, as well as the consumers they supply, I would very much request that all communicating remain through the Ask the EU site.

Yours sincerely,

Cefyn Jones