CBD products such as face creams, shampoos, and others will be able to freely circulate on the island.
We finally have the confirmation that we need…Malta will completely legalise CBD oil and other products made from cannabis-derived compounds once the weed reform bill passes into law.
Here’s what Malta’s Reforms Minister Owen Bonnici had to say
Owen Bonnici, Reforms Minister, confirms this by saying in Parliament that, ‘CBD products can be used for face creams, shampoos, clothing, and other products, and even be used in coffee and tea. When this law passes, CBD products will be able to freely circulate in Malta’.
This will be done by removing the term ‘Indian hemp’ from the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance. The latter was defined as all cannabis plants or any plants of the plant, excluding its fibre and seeds. It will now be replaced by a new definition for cannabis products from the plant which include no more than 0.2% of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
CBD and its wide range of benefits
CBD oil has been gaining popularity in the health and wellness world, especially in recent years. It is known for its ability to relieve pain, lower anxiety, stimulate appetite, and other symptoms without the mind-altering effects of cannabis. The oil might also help treat some types of seizures.
Being the short name for cannabidiol, the latter chemical is the chemical in cannabis with the most health benefits. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, which causes the sensation of getting high, which is often associated with weed. However, unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive.
CBD oil is made by extracting its compound from the cannabis plant and diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut oil or hemp seed oil. This can be found in a variety of products such as dietary supplements, bath soaks, drinks, and food.
Malta liberalizes the use of all CBD products
Malta’s decision to liberalise this product sale follows a November 2020 judgement by the European Court of Justice which stated that CBD is not a narcotic drug and could be circulated freely across EU markets.
The court claims that ‘A member state may not prohibit the marketing of cannabidiol (CBD) lawfully produced in another member state when it is extracted from the Cannabis sativa plant in its entirety and not solely from its fibre and seeds.’
Could this be the beginning of a new start for Malta? We sure hope so!
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