EU Commission revises stance on WHO cannabis scheduling vote as it leans toward CBD as a narcotic

CBD News Aggregator – The executive branch of the European Union is changing its stance on how EU countries should vote on the World Health Organization’s cannabis scheduling changes in December, Hemp Industry Daily has learned.

The development comes on the heels of the European Commission announcing its preliminary view that CBD extracted from the flowering tops of the Cannabis sativa L. plant should be considered a narcotic under a 1961 United Nations treaty.

If the Commission’s new stance is formally adopted, hemp-derived CBD would no longer be considered food, would fall outside the scope of the bloc’s novel food regulation and could be banned from the EU market.

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