CBD Flowers Finally Allowed For Sale In France, Farmers Free To Grow Sans Prior Purchase ContractPosted by On

Following a legal battle that has lasted almost a year, the French Council of State (Conseil d’État) has cancelled its ban on the sale of CBD flowers in the country after the ban was suspended in 2022, writes Cannabis Wealth.  

As of Dec. 29, 2022, the Litigation Section of the Council of State officially canceled the ban on the sale and consumption of raw CBD hemp flowers and leaves.

At the same time, judges erased the demand for hemp farmers to enter into a contract with a buyer before starting production.

France first forbade these sales in 2021, with the implementation of article R5132-86 of the French Public Health Cose, which regulates the hemp market. While the regulations on hemp were praised, there was criticism of the ban on hemp-based CBD flower sales.

According to the outlet, organizations such as the Syndicat du Chanvre (The Professional Hemp Union), L630, the Union des Professionnels du CBD and others argued that the decree is disadvantaging the sector and depriving consumers of a needed product.

President of the French Association of Cannabinoid Producers (AFPC), which represent more than 300 hemp producers, Piotrowski François Guillaume, welcomed the decision of the council, saying it will enable all CBD players to “develop their activities serenely.”

“The PSAC will continue, for its part, its work of exchange and cooperation with the public authorities, deploring the inaction of the traditional interprofessions of hemp on all the files…

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