Canadian health food association pushes back on CBD limits
Published October 1, 2019
Canada should allow hemp-derived CBD sales without a cannabis license, according to Canada’s largest trade association dedicated to natural health and organic products.
The Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) said natural-foods stores and other retailers shouldn’t need permission from Health Canada, the agency that regulates marijuana.
The notice Monday came in response to one in June from Health Canada that hemp-derived CBD would be treated as a “cannabis health product” and legal only through regulated marijuana retailers without a prescription.
The CHFA said Canadian dispensaries can’t handle the volume of people seeking CBD and added that limiting CBD sales would fuel “the growing illicit market for CBD health products.”
“As a naturally occurring substance, CBD should be regulated as a natural health product,” CHFA President Helen Long said in a statement.
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