According to a document of the FPS Finance, the "light" cannabis, proposed in the form of grass and consumed for its cannabidiol (the other cannabis substance, not psychotropic), must be placed in the category of smoking tobaccos. Therefore, it will be subject to legislation and excise specific to this product. The consequence is that it can also be distributed wherever tobacco is sold.
RTLinfo has obtained a document from the SPF (Federal Public Service) Finance dated April 11th. The latter informs that the "light" cannabis offered in the form of dried "grass" in many specialized stores that appeared in recent years will now be considered as a smoking tobacco. Change is not trivial. This cannabis low in THC (the psychotropic substance that makes cannabis a narcotic always illegal in Belgium) and consumed for the cannabidiol it contains (CBD, the other cannabis active substance, which relaxes but does not "hover") will now be subject to tobacco laws and excise duties.
"Those products intended to be smoked and with a THC content of less than 0,2% are considered to be -other smoking tobaccos-and are therefore taxed as such, therefore the packaging of these products must not be only be provided with a tax mark but must also comply with all the requirements of the excise legislation relating to other smoking tobaccos "can we read in the document. Note that cannabidiol sold in the form of oils or used in the composition of food supplements is not affected by the measure.
This change has a significant practical consequence: now, this CBD cannabis can leave specialty stores and be sold in any tobacco business.
Since the appearance of legal cannabis outlets, a legal uncertainty has been floating around this grass that looks and smells like classic cannabis but is not cannabis. Could we smoke it? To avoid trouble, traders recommended not to do so and use it for example as a "potpourri".
Probably believing that a large number of customers smoked this "light" cannabis, the public authorities put an end to this ambiguous situation.
The decision will probably not please the managers of the cannabidiol shops. Their representative also sees it as a danger for young people. "The FECAB (Federation of Cannabis of Belgium) thinks that the new measure of the FPS Finance will have perverse effects in the sense that we can find this cannabis herb light in any trade, fuel pump and night-shop … It risks sending a contradictory message to young people and blurring the prevention of cannabis use, and a hundred or so specialized businesses risk shutting down their doors. "says Maxence Hanus, spokesperson for FECAB.
What about the fight against drugs? An officer of the stups that we contacted reacted anonymously to this adaptation: "Indeed, if it is taxed as a product to smoke then yes, we can sell everywhere and even smoke this grass quietly on the terrace! We will not be able to control anything. The smell is the same we will not grab a seal for analysis … it would be a waste of time and money.This decision is not to be taken lightly is the beginning of a broader reflection on the prohibition of cannabis.
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