EU top court rules that CBD is not a narcotic drug

‘CBD doesn’t appear to have any … harmful effect on human health,’ the judges wrote
Politico (US)
Thursday, November 19, 2020

eu flagThe European Union's highest court ruled today that cannabidiol (CBD) isn't a narcotic drug. The decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is a setback for EU countries that are cracking down on CBD products, arguing they are harmful to people's health. At issue was a French case against a Czech company that sold CBD extracted from the whole cannabis plant to use in electronic cigarette cartridges. France only allows extraction from cannabis seeds and fiber — not the whole plant. The court ruled the law that prompted this legal action against the Czech producers was an unnecessary restriction of the free movement of goods because the substance doesn't pose a threat to human health.