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.