France: Council of State annuls decree banning the sale of hemp flowers
December 29, 2022 from CannaReporter
O French Council of State announced today that it has annulled the decree of December 30, 2021, which prohibited the sale of hemp flowers and leaves with a THC content of less than 0,3%. The decision emphasizes that “CBD cannot be considered a narcotic”, because “it does not have psychotropic effects or cause dependence”. The advice maintains that “it has not been established that the consumption of flowers and leaves of these varieties of cannabis with low THC content entails risks to public health”, therefore considering “the general and absolute prohibition of their commercialization” to be illegal”.
In December 2021, the entire French industry linked to hemp, CBD and its commercialization was taken by surprise when the French government decided to decree that the consumption of CBD flowers derived from hemp was illegal and that they could not be marketed.