EU top court rules that CBD is not a narcotic drug

The 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. 

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