Belgium is often referred to for vaping, but the regulation of what the Belgian authorities call "legal cannabis" (or CBD) has also been modified last July.
The rules regarding the sale of legal (light) cannabis will be harmonized from the July 1er. Online sale and purchase will be prohibited. Each importer will have to register his product and provide more information to the authorities.
Le FPS Public Health also sees its prerogatives strengthened. " Until now, we could only give a warning "Says Paul Van den Meerssche, Chief Inspector of the Federal Public Service. " If the rules are not respected, the product can be confiscated He adds. " And it is only when all the conditions are fulfilled that we check the THC content. The maximum of 0,2% of THC, psychoactive substance, is not often exceeded, but it happens. »
These stricter rules already apply to electronic cigarettes and tobacco products, among others. In addition to online sales, individual sales are also prohibited: the product must be prepackaged and must also bear a tax stamp. In addition, no advertising announcing a hypothetical positive effect on health will be tolerated.
This week, the FPS is discussing with the prosecutor's office to come up with a sort of protocol on how shops offering legal cannabis should be treated.
source : Metrotime.be/