A new report says current laws should be changed to improve safety for consumers of the cannabis-based product and allow growth in the French market.
A parliamentary report published yesterday has called for changes in French law to allow lighter regulation for CBD products in France and developments in the French CBD market. CBD, also called cannabidiol, is the non-psychotropic part of the cannabis plant, meaning it has no psychological effects.
Shops selling CBD do so through products such as foods, oils and cannabis flowers to smoke or inhale – which are said to give users physical sensations of relaxation.
MPs call current situation ‘grotesque’
While CBD shops have flourished in France in recent years – there are almost 400 today – the parliamentary report described the market surrounding CBD products as “practically grotesque”.
Legal CBD sales points have been targeted by French courts in recent months and French CBD product developers are unable to use supplies from French cannabis growers due to a national law making it illegal to make use of the leaves of flowers of plants that naturally contain CBD.