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Ever wondered whether or not it's legal to drive after smoking CBD? And can officers confiscate your CBD products even though they are legal in Luxembourg? Luxembourg's police have answered these questions on their Facebook page.
From oils to foods and joints, hemp-derived CBD is quickly becoming a multibillion dollar business with mainstream appeal - also in Luxembourg. CBD, short for cannabidiol, is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis. It is extracted from cannabis plants but, unlike THC, does not have any psychoactive effects and is therefore legal in the Grand Duchy.
According to a report from the World Health Organisation, "In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”
With CBD products and shops flooding the Grand Duchy, police have given some clarifications.
CBD and driving?
On their Facebook page, Luxembourg's police clarified whether or not you can legally get behind the wheel after smoking CBD. In short: you can.
However, this is not without potential risks. Officers can conduct a rapid drug test if they suspect that the driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If this first test comes back positive, the driver will need to take a blood and urine test at the hospital.
The results from these tests will determine if legal steps need to be taken. Even though CBD products contain very low THC levels, police warn that frequent and excessive consumption can, in theory, still cause a THC blood concentration greater than the legal limit of 1ng/ml.
Can officers confiscate your CBD?
Yes, police can confiscate CBD cannabis because it looks exactly like THC-containing illegal cannabis. The CBD will be tested at a laboratory and the lab test results will determine whether or not a complaint is lodged.