Hemp Industry Daily reports…..
Hempro International, a producer and wholesaler of hemp-derived food, clothing, accessories and cosmetics in western Germany, has filed suit against the city of Düsseldorf for its ban on the sale of hemp-derived CBD food products.
The city of Düsseldorf published an announcement in July in its official gazette prohibiting the sale of cannabidiol-containing foods anywhere in the city.
The ban, which applied to brick-and-mortar sales as well as mail order and online sales, took effect after consumer protection authorities in Düsseldorf’s state of North Rhine-Westphalia issued their own restrictions on CBD food products in a letter published in April.
According to Daniel Kruse, Hempro CEO and president of the European Industrial Hemp Association, Düsseldorf “clearly misinterpreted” the legal assessment of the state’s authorities, who banned the sale of products that contain cannabidiol as “CBD isolates” or “hemp extracts enriched with CBD” but not traditionally produced extracts from parts of the hemp plant.
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