Italy Reverses Decree Criminalizing Hemp-Derived CBD 

 October 30, 2020

By  Stratis Hemp

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One day before it was due to go into effect, Italy’s Health Ministry has reversed its decision to criminalize certain hemp-derived CBD products by adding it to a list of medicines in the country's narcotics law.

Italian hemp industry group Federcanapa had said it planned to challenge the narcotics law’s CBD listing in court. The group did not say when or at what court it would file suit.

The new decree says the entry into force of the previous one is suspended, pending the opinions of the the Italian National Institute of Health monitoring and research body and the Superior Health Council, the Health Ministry’s technical advisory body.

Thursday’s decree noted that the issue “requires further in-depth research of a technical-scientific nature.”

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