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Hong Kong: CBD and Cannabis Regulation, August 2022

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  • 10 Pages
  • August 2022
  • Region: Hong Kong
  • CBD Intel
  • ID: 5655671
All cannabis plants are considered equal in Hong Kong law, which means that even low-THC hemp varieties are subject to the same restrictions as high-THC cannabis. The regulatory environment for hemp appears to be more stringent than it once was in Hong Kong. In June 2022, law enforcement authorities proposed banning the manufacture, import, export, supply, sale, possession and delivery of CBD and any products containing CBD before the end of 2022.

This report provides a detailed overview of the regulatory framework in place in Hong Kong for hemp, cannabis and CBD.

Table of Contents

1 Executive summary

2 Outlook

3 Hemp plant

4 Extracts as finished product

5 Finished products containing CBD and extracts

6 Import and export requirements

7 Medical cannabis

8 Recreational cannabis

9 Relevant laws

10 Relevant bodies


General Methodology/Sources

  • Consumer and market participant (manufacturer/brand) surveys.
  • Consolidation of publicly available information.
  • Legal tracking through legal database checking and sourcing information from government regulators and other law-making bodies.
  • Pricing and product information from online and offline retail data gathering, including local fieldwork teams.
  • Findings from key industry events and interviews with leading market players and opinion leaders.
  • Partnerships with leading research agencies.
  • Quantitative and qualitative research and client collaborations.
  • Cross-referenced data between markets.
  • Tamarind Media proprietary market model.

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