Irish health ministry challenging ruling that clarified status of CBD in EU

Hemp  Today reports..

The Irish Government and health ministry are apparently challenging the ground-breaking decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) last year that set the stage for a legal CBD market across the EU.

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly revealed he is a party to a case that questions the ruling, in which the EU’s high court held that hemp-derived CBD should not be considered a narcotic, that the compound may be considered a food, and that it may be freely traded among EU member states.

The ECJ’s decision last November eventually led the European Commission to reverse its previous position that hemp should be considered a narcotic in EU states. That set member state governments to work adjusting their laws and regulations while producers started filing food safety applications intended to get their CBD products on the market.

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Irish health ministry challenging ruling that clarified status of CBD in EU

 

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