Hong Kong to ban CBD in the new year, ending a once-burgeoning business

The sale and possession of CBD will be banned in Hong Kong from the beginning of February 2023 following an announcement earlier this year.

Under the new rules, CBD will be classified in the same way as heroin and cocaine, with anyone caught in possession of or consuming CBD facing a jail term of up to seven years and a fine of HKD1m (USD129,000). Those trafficking or manufacturing CBD risk a maximum of a life sentence and a fine of HKD5m (USD643,000).

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