Local council harassment


A CTA member was creating a new business with a unique model and was going through the various legal steps needed.

They went through the required FSA registrations and notifications steps required for a cannabinoids business, with the local council. The registration was refused by the FSA, the council kept visiting, trading could not commence.

Action by the CTA

The CTA engaged its legal team, and helped the member with an impossible to reject, compliant food business registration. The CTA also closely worked with the member and helped slightly modify the business model while keeping its differentiation.


The member as finally allowed its FSA registration with the council. The modified business model stopped giving any justification for any subsequent verification visits.

The CTA member’s business is now enjoying continuous growth under its unique positioning.