Big news for the hemp and CBD sector in Europe! The European Union’s highest court last week ruled that cannabidiol (CBD) is not a narcotic and therefore falls under EU law on the free movement of goods among member states.
There is much confusion around whether buying and selling cannabidiol (CBD) is legal in Slovakia. The growing popularity of hemp-derived CBD products and better understanding of their natural benefits have prompted many Slovakians to investigate whether CBD is legal to access.
Did you know that the future of hemp- and cannabidiol (CBD)-based products could be in jeopardy?
In July 2020, the European Commission issued a surprising preliminary conclusion that CBD, the non-psychoactive cannabinoid regularly used in food, wellness supplements, and skincare products, should be considered a narcotic drug under the United Nations Single Convention.
The popularity of food supplements containing cannabidiol (CBD) has risen in recent years, which prompted the EU’s Committee for Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (PAFF) to revisit the permitted consumption of hemp products in the Novel Foods (NF) catalogue.