In China, marijuana is illegal and conviction for drug trafficking is punishable by death, while cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many useful non-narcotic compounds found in cannabis plants. Photo: Reuters In China, marijuana is illegal and conviction for drug trafficking is punishable by death, while cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many useful non-narcotic compounds found in cannabis plants. Photo: Reuters
In China, marijuana is illegal and conviction for drug trafficking is punishable by death, while cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many useful non-narcotic compounds found in cannabis plants. Photo: Reuters
China economy

China’s CBD crackdown deals blow to emerging market using cannabis-derivative in cosmetics

  • China’s drug regulator last week banned the use of cannabidiol (CBD) – a compound found in the cannabis plant – in all cosmetics, formalising a draft proposed in March
  • CBD is one of the many useful non-narcotic compounds found in cannabis plants and it possesses low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that causes a ‘high’

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In China, marijuana is illegal and conviction for drug trafficking is punishable by death, while cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many useful non-narcotic compounds found in cannabis plants. Photo: Reuters In China, marijuana is illegal and conviction for drug trafficking is punishable by death, while cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many useful non-narcotic compounds found in cannabis plants. Photo: Reuters
In China, marijuana is illegal and conviction for drug trafficking is punishable by death, while cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many useful non-narcotic compounds found in cannabis plants. Photo: Reuters
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