France lifts ban on flowers as framework for CBD advances
France’s Council of State has formally lifted a ban on the sale of hemp flowers used to produce CBD and other cannabinoids, finalizing the overrule of a 2021 government decision.
The Council, which advises the government on legislation and serves as the supreme court on matters of administrative justice, ruled that the ban on the marketing of plant tops was “disproportionate” because the sale of CBD in leaf and flower form does not pose a risk to public health.
The decision is one in a string of developments down the road to making CBD legal in France, sure to develop into one of Europe’s biggest markets within the next few years.
January 11, 2023 5:46 am