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Health Ministry to look at legalizing use of cannabinoid CBD

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The Health Ministry said Tuesday that it had set up a committee to examine the implications of excluding substances or products containing CBD from the list of dangerous drugs.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabis compound that is widely considered to lack mind-altering qualities.

The ministry said it would be examining the possibility of removing CBD from the list, meaning that it would be possible to market products containing the compound in Israel, with an emphasis on food and cosmetics.

The committee will examine legislation and policies on the matter from around the world, as well as looking at ways to provide oversight on quality, quantity and concentration of the material in the products, as well as safety.

The committee will additionally examine any potential benefits in products containing CBD, as well as reviewing the testing and supervision processes.

Meanwhile, the Knesset overnight agreed to form a so-called cannabis........

© The Times of Israel

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