The Czech Republic is considering a ban on products containing hemp

by Team Inc.


The State Agriculture and Food Inspectorate (SZPI) is preparing a measure that will ban the marketing of cannabidiol CBD and other substances derived from hemp.

This was stated in a press release from the Ministry of Agriculture. In the Czech market, these products are sold as oils, confectionery, tinctures or candies. The ministry did not say when the ban will take effect. The ministry pointed out that the ban also applies to food supplements and cosmetics containing these substances.

Dangerous substances in hemp products

SZPI is considering this ban based on the findings that some products contain hazardous substances, such as the pesticide abamectin. These substances can be hazardous to human health. SZPI also warned that some products contain an amount of cannabidiol that exceeds the permitted limit.

Agriculture Minister Zdeněk Nekula stated that companies that market products containing CBD should check whether they are novel foods under European law. “The ban on the marketing of cannabinoids and foods containing them will affect some food business operators,” he added. He also indicates that a number of companies have fulfilled this obligation.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, the ban only applies to products that contain cannabidiol hennep contain. Products containing cannabidiol from other sources, such as hemp resin, will not be banned.

Varying reactions

Reactions to the ban vary. Some people worry that the ban will affect the availability of products that help them with various health problems. Others, on the other hand, applaud the move by SZPI and the Ministry of Agriculture, as they are concerned about hazardous substances contained in some products.

SZPI and the Ministry of Agriculture advise consumers to check ingredients and source when purchasing cannabidiol products. If products are bought in a pharmacy, they must be safe and meet quality and safety requirements.

Source: (EN)

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