“That ingredient is still illegal,” Cuy said in a phone interview.
He said CBD oil or other raw materials for marijuana is banned in the Philippines and those found importing the items in the country could face charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.
The article mentioned that the DDB’s approval of a cannabis product for compassionate use could pave the way for CBD importation, subject to approval by the government.
MANILA, Philippines — The Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) yesterday reminded the public that the marijuana derivative cannabidiol (CBD) is still prohibited in the country.
He issued the statement in response to an article from The STAR stating that Greenergy Holdings Inc. has acquired a majority stake in Yakuru Group Pty. Ltd. which recently introduced its line of CBD or medical mairjuana products in Australia.
Two consignees have been arrested.
Since February 2019, a total of 792 milliliters and 621 grams of CBD with THC contained in bottles, droppers, capsules, vape juice cartridges, and gummy candies, were intercepted in 14 mail and parcel interdiction operations in seaports and airports nationwide.
“CBD is not addictive, but contains very small amounts of THC which remains illegal under the law. In general, the law dictates that any variety and derivative from marijuana, including CBD, is prohibited,” he noted.
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Saturday cautioned the public against purchasing Cannabidiol (CBD) oil.
But unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive. There was also no evidence of public health problems associated with its use, said the PDEA chief.