French court overturns ban on sale of CBD-enriched cannabis

The Council's decision was celebrated across the cannabis sector in France, where there are believed to be roughly 2,000 CBD shops
The Brussels Times (Belgium)
Friday, December 30, 2022

france bientot legaliserFrance's highest administrative judicial body has annulled a Government decree that banned the sale of hemp flower and leaf enriched with CBD, the non-psychotropic molecule found in cannabis. The French Council of State (Conseil d'Etat) decreed that the Government's ban was "disproportionate", and argued that the sale of CBD in the form of leaves and buds does not "create a sufficient risk to public health" to justify prohibition. "As scientific data stand, the harmfulness of other molecules present in cannabis flowers and leaves, in particular CBD, has not been established," the Council ruled.