Slovakian Government Rejects CBD Decriminalization
Cannibidiol (CBD) remains a scheduled drug in Slovakia after the country's parliament rejected a recent proposal to decriminalize the substance.
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As a recent meeting of the United Nation's Commission on Narcotic Drugs, the World Health Organization recommended that CBD products with no more than 0.2% THC should not be considered controlled substances. In response, Slovakia down-scheduled CBD. The move and the discussion sparked by WHO's recommendation within the UN 's drug commission shines a new light on debates raging in the UK, where industry is currently facing claims that CBD products with any levels of THC whatsoever should be considered a controlled substance.
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“With so little publicly available information on the safety of CBD we anticipate that directly relevant studies will be needed,” explains the UK Food Standards Agency, in response to confusion within the country's CBD industry.