Japan has embraced cannabis component CBD, sold in drinks, confectionery and vapes, but will keep its strict laws against recreational use of cannabis. Photo: Getty Images
Japan has embraced cannabis component CBD, sold in drinks, confectionery and vapes, but will keep its strict laws against recreational use of cannabis. Photo: Getty Images
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Japan embraces CBD sold in drinks, candies and vapes at cafes and health stores, but keeps strict laws on marijuana’s recreational use

  • Consumption of non-psychoactive CBD, or cannabidiol, is legal in Japan if extracted from the cannabis plant’s seeds or fully grown stems
  • The government is discussing approving cannabis-derived medicines, while continuing to crack down on recreational use of the cannabis that gives you a high

Japan has embraced cannabis component CBD, sold in drinks, confectionery and vapes, but will keep its strict laws against recreational use of cannabis. Photo: Getty Images
Japan has embraced cannabis component CBD, sold in drinks, confectionery and vapes, but will keep its strict laws against recreational use of cannabis. Photo: Getty Images
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