Hong Kong Cannabis: Bad News for CBD

Hong Kong and the negative developments taking place there have been the subject of many posts in our sister China Law Blog. But now it is our turn to report on the Fragrant Harbor. Unfortunately the news is also bad on the cannabis front, just like on the political and economic ones.

From February 1 onward, CBD (cannabidiol) will be regarded as a “dangerous drug” in Hong Kong, subject the provisions of the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance (DDO). This means that any activities involving CBD will be unlawful.

According to the Hong Kong Government, “under the DDO, trafficking (including importing and exporting) and illicit manufacturing of CBD is liable to a maximum penalty of a fine of $5 million [USD 638,000] and life imprisonment.” Yes, you read that right. Bringing CBD products into Hong Kong could get you locked up at Shek Pik Prison for good.

To put this in perspective, Hong Kong does not have capital punishment (for now). This means that a CBD “trafficker” could potentially receive the same sentence as that of a heroin trafficker, and indeed that of someone like Henry Chau.

Meanwhile, “possession and consumption of CBD in contravention of the DDO will be subject to

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