Brussels’ weed wave hits new high

Thanks to a lack of regulation, delivery services and shops selling cannabis-derived products are popping up in the EU capital
Politico (EU)
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

For cannabis entrepreneurs in Brussels, business is blooming. Fom Ly runs the Cannabis Social Club Brussels, distributing flowers and oils around the city whenever the club’s members place orders on his mobile app. He recently switched his delivery guy from a push bike onto an electric bike because the service is so popular. The prospering industry is a new but increasingly visible part of life in Belgium’s capital as businesses and non-profit social clubs exploit a legal gray zone. What they are selling is cannabidiol, or CBD, a non-psychoactive chemical component found in marijuana. While national regulations are in place to restrict marijuana as an illicit drug or a medicine, EU farming laws allow for the sale of industrial hemp, a variety of cannabis grown to make fabrics or ropes, provided it contains only trace amounts of marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient THC.