Article by Richard Cowan, former NORML National Director and author of the Pros And Cons Of Vaping CBD Oil.
Over the decades that I have been involved in the marijuana legalization movement, I have encountered some remarkable examples of governmental stupidity, but recently France made a strong bid for first place in the international Reefer Madness sweepstakes by trying to ban CBD as a “narcotic.”
CBD isn’t psychoactive. It isn’t “addictive” and it has no known lethal dose. However, it was first discovered as a component of cannabis!! OMG!! OMG!! Of course, cannabis isn’t a Narcotic, either. But French officialdom doesn’t like it, and that seems to be all that is important. Liberte! Egalite! Franternite!