The owner was prosecuted for selling illegal drugs and the lower appeals court agreed that his sale of buds was illegal.
It is now up to the lower court to attempt to clarify the rules on selling CBD. In the meantime, shops selling CBD tea, oils and candy have continued to proliferate in the grey area of the law.
The Cour de cassation on Wednesday based its ruling on a decision by the European Court of Justice last year, which ruled that no national law can prohibit the sale of CBD legally produced in a member state.
But the court did not rule on whether selling CBD in France is legal or not, and sent a case involving the owner of a CBD shop back to a lower court in Grenoble for another ruling.
France allows for the sale of cannabis fibres and seeds containing less than 0.2 percent of THC, the psychoactive component in the plant.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive component of marijuana, whose consumption remains illegal in France.
Foxseeds, the shop at the centre of the case, like most CBD shops, sold buds, which authorities argue is illegal, regardless of how much THC they contain.
Vikings, and later colonizers used hemp as a shipbuilding material. British, Spanish, and Portuguese settlers brought hemp crops to the Americas to cultivate it for the needs of their naval units. Most of the processed hemp in the Americas was sent back to the European countries for food, clothes, rope, biofuel, building material, and animal feed.
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With the amendments of the law on the Control of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances in 2016, North Macedonia authorized cannabis cultivation and procession.
Some local vape stores in Riga sell imported CBD oil and hemp flowers, labeling the products as “souvenirs.” Owners of the shops cannot technically prove that the products are souvenirs. On the other hand, some retailers say that it’s not up to them how buyers will use the product.
The European CBD market is still chaotic, and you can bump into plenty of CBD products of questionable quality. To avoid spending your money on low-quality products, make sure you:
CBD oil and CBD products in Greece are legal if their content complies with the EU rule of < 0.2% THC. The cultivation of industrial hemp in Greece is completely legal.