EU COURT ADVISES AGAINST HEMP-DERIVED OIL IMPORTS BAN

On 20 May, EurActiv reported that the ECJ has said in a non-binding Advocate General Opinion that  prohibiting imports of cannabidiol oil (CBD) from other Member States is contrary to EU law since there is no scientific evidence that hemp-based products have psychotropic effects.  The case concerns the marketing in France of an e-cigarette using CBD oil imported from the Czech Republic, where organic hemp plants were processed.  It is said that the Opinion represents a symbolic victory for the CBD industry, whose European market is expected to grow 400% by 2023.

https://www.euractiv.com/section/health-consumers/news/eu-court-advises-against-hemp-derived-oil-imports-ban/

 

 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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