Cannabidiol or CBD is a molecule found in cannabis. The best known molecule is THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol. It is this molecule that provides psychotropic effects when cannabis is smoked. Products containing it are therefore illegal.
Cannabidiol does not cause euphoria on the human body unlike cannabis. On the contrary, CBD is used in a medical setting and has many health benefits. It is mainly consumed to relax, relieve stress, treat inflammations and could even play a role in the withdrawal of addictions. It could also have anti-aging, anti-pain, anti-oxidant and anti-wrinkle properties. Cannabidiol is also used in athletes to calm post-training pains.
It should be noted that the scientific community does not yet have enough data to clarify these effects. More objective scientific studies are needed over the long term.
It is consumed under different forms :
- Liquids to vape
- Crystals to dissolve in a drink or dish
- Creams and balms
- Hemp flowers
Unlike THC, CBD is not addictive and is not harmful to health.
Reasons for the Cannabidiol (CBD) Debate
Since the start of 2018, dozens of stores offering cannabidiol (CBD) have opened their doors across France. Whether in Paris, Marseille, Grenoble, Caen, Besançon, or even Reims, CBD stores were very successful when they opened. CBD has been publicized as light cannabis which has largely contributed to the fashion effect but also has led to some ambiguity.
Since the beginning of July 2018, the merchants in question are no longer so serene. Several stores were searched, and their owners placed in police custody, then released. Because French law is not clear vis-à-vis this new product.
To date, the national drug safety agency (ANSM) considers that cannabis is illegal as a whole. The agency does not distinguish between CBD and THC. However, in France, it is the consumption of THC which is prohibited.
Article R. 5132-86 of the Public Health Code provides that "The production, manufacture, transport are prohibited [...] cannabis, its plant and its resin, products containing it or those obtained from cannabis, its plant or its resin ”.
However, in Europe and during therapeutic use, hemp varieties with a THC level of less than 0.2% can be cultivated and distributed. This is the case with cannabidiol. So there is contradiction between European and French texts.
The main reasons for the debate around CBD in France are:
- Legal vagueness
Indeed, in France, there is no law that specifically prohibits or legalizes the sale of cannabidiol. We are in a legal vacuum. To date, the first entrepreneurs who marketed cannabis without THC are avant-garde who take advantage of this legal vacuum.
It also arises concern for traceability. The sale of cannabidiol is very difficult to follow and compliance with the 0.2% THC limit is also difficult to control. Some dealers may well use their business to illegally sell cannabis.
When in doubt, and while waiting to be able to clarify the law, the government decided in 2018 to close down the physical businesses that sell cannabidiol. This therefore does not apply to online commerce as Weedy.
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The debate could soon be closed. The ANSM will soon issue its report on therapeutic cannabis. Thus the legal vacuum surrounding the commercialization of CBD in France would disappear.
What you must remember
- All varieties of hemp authorized for industrial and commercial purposes are regulated and appear on a list.
- Whatever the variety, hemp flowers or leaves are not authorized for marketing. Only seeds and fibers can be used.
- Manufacturers and sellers of products containing CBD do not have the right to it claim therapeutic properties or indicate that it is a drug.
- It is also prohibited to advertise the therapeutic properties of CBD except drugs authorized by the ANSM or the Commission European.
- CBD products should not contain THC, regardless of the amount. When we talk about 0.2% THC, it is a threshold of presence in the plant itself and not in the finished product.
It is on this last point that physical traders offering cannabidiol may have had concerns with French justice. Many of these “coffee shops” highlighted the low THC content in their products (less than 0.2%, therefore) and not in the plant itself. We recall, in France, the presence of THC in finished products is prohibited.
The guarantees of Weedy
Weedy is a brand of the company Natura Verdea S.r.l based in Italy. All the products offered on Weedy respect all these legal points in France and in the European Union. All our products are subject to rigorous analyzes by different methods (gas chromatography, thin layer chromatography) to certify that the THC level is less than 0,2%.
Public chat Weedy, we offer CBD in the form of e-liquids, pollen or flowers. Please note, not all of our CBD cannabis flowers and resins are intended for consumption. -> See our products.
Our products are vacuum packed and sealed in neutral envelopes in order to guarantee you maximum discretion. They are delivered in 72 hours, last deadline and you will have no customs concerns because the products benefit from European law on the free movement of goods within the member countries of the EU. We guarantee you 100% legal products with respect to European law and quality.
In the event of non-conformity of a product sold, it may be returned to the company Weedy who will take it back, exchange it or reimburse it. All complaints, requests for exchange or reimbursement must be made electronically to the following address: [Email protected], within a maximum of thirty days after delivery.
The sale of the products presented on the site Weedy is strictly prohibited for all minors under the age of 18. All products marked "Cannabis CBD" in their name are flowers for decoration. They should not be smoked or consumed. Weedy cannot be held responsible for the misuse of its products.