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Kerry Express's reminder – Hong Kong will ban CBD starting on February 1, 2023, categorizing it as a “dangerous drug” and mandating harsh penalties for its smuggling, production and possession, customs authorities announced.
Cannabidiol, derived from the cannabis plant, was previously legal in Hong Kong, where bars and shops sold products containing it. But Hong Kong authorities decided last year to prohibit the marijuana-derived substance – a change that will soon go into effect. Residents were given three months from October 27 to dispose of their CBD products in special boxes set up around the city. Once the prohibition launched, transporting CBD for sale, including import and export, as well as producing, possessing and consuming CBD, will be illegal.
To avoid breaching the law inadvertently, they should also refrain from buying any CBD products, and pay attention to whether the products' packaging and labels contain wordings of CBD or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) when making any purchase.
Penalties include up to life in prison and HK$5 million in fines for importing, exporting or producing CBD. Possession of the substance can result in a sentence of up to seven years and HK$1 million in fines.
Details reference: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202301/27/P2023012700368.htm
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