Ruling allows US cops to take CBD

Ruling allows US cops to take CBD

Police officers in Arizona will be allowed to take CBD after a ruling by police watchdogs in the US state.

The
Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST) issued a statement
clarifying that it “does not view the use or possession of
over-the-counter products containing CBD as constituting the illegal use or
possession of marijuana, a dangerous drug, or a narcotic drug”.

The
Phoenix New Times reports AZPOST has historically regarded the use of
over-the-counter CBD in the same category as cannabis from a medical cannabis
dispensary.

Cannabis
in Arizona is legal for medical uses but prohibited for recreational use.

In
a memo Matt Giordano, the executive director of AZPOST, said: “Police
agencies have seen an increase in the number of applicants that have disclosed
the use of products containing CBD during their backgrounds.

“What
we are finding is someone who might rub a product containing CBD oil on their
elbow or knee before going out for a run.”

Any
CBD products with more than 0.3% THC (the psychoactive component of cannabis)
will still be prohibited for cops.

Giordano
told Phoenix New Times his office could not find a case where an officer was
denied certification for CBD use.

In
May a vegetarian restaurant in Brighton in the UK became the first UK food business
to be shut down for infusing its dishes with CBD oil.

The
Canna Kitchen, in Brighton, was closed after police raid at the start of May.

The
owner says they were assured by police and trading standards that the products
were legal a year ago.


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