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JUSTICE: The manager of a company specializing in "CBD" in court for possession of narcotics.

JUSTICE: The manager of a company specializing in "CBD" in court for possession of narcotics.

If the cannabidiol (or CBD) trade is still in vogue in many European countries, it is important not to do anything at the risk of ending up on the dock in French courts. Indeed, a French national has just paid the price. Summoned on Friday, June 5, before the Albertville criminal court, this manager of an Italian company specializing in the sale of “CBD”-based products was prosecuted for “importing, transporting and possessing narcotics”


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In January last year, the customs authorities in a road control operation intercepted a vehicle coming from Italy. On board, the officers' sniffer dog quickly detected a weed-like substance weighing 622 grams. Submitted for analysis to the customs laboratory, the suspect product was found to be positive for THC, the psychotropic substance and, therefore, illicit cannabis. Without contesting the nature of the goods, its holder explained, however, that it was cannabis produced essentially from “CBD” (or cannabidiol), a non-psychoactive molecule recognized as legal in most European countries with regard to, in particular , its therapeutic effect.

Manager of a company based in Turin, specialized in the sale of products based on “CBD” such as hemp flowers, herbal teas, candies or even vaping liquid, the French national aged 27 was summoned , Friday June 5, before the Albertville Criminal Court. Convinced of being legal by coming to sell his products in France, he challenged the offense “import, transport and possession of narcotic drugs”Who was accused of it. " I settled in Italy because the French law and rather vague on the subject whereas in Italy, the cannabis of “CBD” is authorized since the “THC” [the principal active molecule of the cannabis, Editor's note] contains is very small He said.


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Intervener in the proceedings, the customs representative, Veronique Royal, spoke of "a very special dossier". " Even if French law is not very clear about “CBD”, the analysis of laboratory has detected this “THC” positive product, which is enough to make it illegal on the territory. Joining this analysis, the prosecutor requested a 10-month suspended prison sentence.

Defense lawyer Pierre Donguy of the Grenoble bar said his client did not break the law. " The World Health Organization has already confirmed that “CBD” is not harmful to health, unlike “THC” which, even in very small quantities, is still present in the hemp plant, including that used by industrialists. If we push the Public Prosecutor's analysis to the end, then we should also prosecute certain DIY brands that sell hemp-based products. »

Found guilty of the alleged offenses, the accused was sentenced to an eight-month suspended prison sentence, as well as a ban from running a business for three years. His lawyer immediately announced his intention to challenge the decision on appeal.

Source : ledauphine.com/

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