- CBD products have been becoming popular in recent years. Some merchants claim that CBD products can bring health benefits such as soothing pain and improving sleep quality. However, these claims are not authoritatively proven by science. CBD comes from cannabis plants. Cannabis has tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is a strictly controlled dangerous drug and can lead to hallucinations, addiction, depression, etc., and even psychosis. Experts say it is difficult to isolate pure CBD from cannabis. Most likely, CBD products contain trace amounts of THC, which can be harmful. In addition, CBD can naturally decompose into THC under normal storage conditions, and it can be used to produce THC.
- From 1 February, 2023, CBD has been listed as a dangerous drug under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance (DDO). Under the DDO, trafficking (including importing and exporting) and sales of substances in contravention of the law will be subject to a maximum penalty of life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million. Possession and consumption of substances in contravention of the DDO will be subject to a maximum penalty of seven years’ imprisonment and a fine of $1 million.
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