Can Synthetic CBD Overcome Cannabis Stigma And Break EU Novel Foods Deadlock?
Czech firm CBDepot has filed a novel food application for synthetically made CBD in Europe, which it hopes regulators will find more palatable than those for supplements derived from the cannabis plant.
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