Cannabis and Life Science Regulation

3PB’s Cannabis and Life Science team continues to establish itself as a leading light in the life science space, with particular expertise in the fast-evolving cannabis/psychedelics sector.

On the cannabis front, the team provides the measured guidance and advice needed by the cross section of businesses and individuals already involved in, or looking to expand into, the UK’s fast growing medicinal cannabis and CBD product markets. This includes assisting pharmaceutical companies, financiers, regulators, manufacturers, investors, retailers and individuals on the range of issues that face including:

  • Obtaining UK or European Market Authorisation
  • Contractual issues
  • Home Office Controlled Drug licensing requirements
  • Industrial Hemp licensing requirements
  • The regulatory requirements for the import, storage and export of controlled substances
  • Novel foods authorisation
  • Advice for those looking to invest into the UK cannabis market

In relation to pharmaceuticals and life science regulation, 3PB’s focus is on industry regulation. It’s members offer advice and representations to companies and investors across the industry including, but not limited to,  pharmaceuticals, food and drink, healthcare, veterinary, biotech, medtech, medical devices, vaccines. It can offer support from the conception to sale in areas such as:

  • Obtaining UK or European Market Authorisation;
  • Classification of medicines
  • Conducting clinical trials
  • Liability for medical devices
  • Regulations concerning marketing and packaging
  • Animal testing/issues with the Animals in Science Committee
  • MHRA investigations
  • Issues arising with the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

As the home of 3PB’s leading education law team, 3PB is well placed to advise university R&D departments on their regulatory issues.

3PB also boasts excellent links with domestic and international law firms advising the sectors who, in turn, are able to offer assistance with issues such as funding arrangements for those looking to invest in the market.

Whilst predominantly advisory based, members of 3PB’s specialist sub team can offer advice and assistance at short notice and are prepared to offer support in writing, in person, over the telephone or video link. Equally, where transactional support is required, members are well versed in the preparation of a wide variety of commercial agreements.

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Practice Director

Sam Collins

Telephone: 0121 289 4333