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WARNING. So-Called ‘Indica’ CBD Products Are Illegal.

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Any CBD products marketed in the UK as derived from ‘indica’ cannabis are illegal and you could be prosecuted for possession, importation or supply as with any other form of prohibited cannabis.

The situation which started last October with the MHRA trying to shut down marketing of CBD products arose because of irresponsible, cowboy companies making medicinal claims about their products.  It was well understood by all professional CBD companies that this would cause problems and indeed it has. Only the intervention of CLEAR and the formation of the Cannabis Trades Association UK has saved the market from collapse.

We are deeply concerned to see that at least one company is now advertising some CBD products as derived from indica cannabis grown in the Netherlands. This is unlawful.  The only cannabis strains that may be grown as industrial hemp and therefore used to produce exempt products are on the EU approved list. There are no indica strains.

You have been warned.  Please do not endanger yourself.

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Written by Peter Reynolds

January 8, 2017 at 5:54 pm

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  1. Good to know. What other strains are legal besides Cannabis Sativa?

    Mark

    March 8, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    • The only strains of cannabis that may be grown as industrial hemp in the EU are those on the approved list. These are all sativa strains.

      Peter Reynolds

      March 12, 2017 at 3:28 pm


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