Misuse of Drugs Act 1975

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2A Meaning of CBD product


CBD product means a product that—


contains cannabidiol; and




does not contain a specified substance; or


contains specified substances in an amount that is no more than 2% of the sum of the amount of cannabidiol and the amount of specified substances in the product; and


does not contain any other controlled drug; and


does not contain any other psychoactive substance (as defined in section 9 of the Psychoactive Substances Act 2013).


In this section, specified substance means a substance that—


naturally occurs in cannabis; and




a tetrahydrocannabinol; or


an isomer, ester, or ether of a tetrahydrocannabinol; or


an ester or ether of an isomer of a tetrahydrocannabinol; or


a salt of any substance described in subparagraphs (i) to (iii); or


a substance that has a structure substantially similar to that of any substance described in subparagraphs (i) to (iv); and


for substances listed in paragraph (b)(ii) to (v), is capable of inducing more than a minor psychoactive effect, by any means, in a person.

Section 2A: inserted, on 18 December 2018, by section 5 of the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Act 2018 (2018 No 54).