Study: ‘Cannabis light’ used in Italy in place of sedatives, antidepressants

Sales in Italy of so-called “cannabis light” – low-THC and CBD-rich flowers derived from hemp – have been linked to a drop in purchases of different medications, indicating some patients chose to abandon prescription drugs in favor of self-medication with an unregulated CBD-based therapy.

Global Cannabis: Italy

Despite Italy’s ‘cannabis light’ court ruling, low-THC business continues as usual

The obituary for Italy’s thriving “cannabis light” industry – stemming from an apparently unfavorable court decision – was highly premature, local industry leaders told Marijuana Business Daily.

They noted the ruling surrounding low-THC cannabis was ambiguous and the full version is still unavailable.

Italy’s interior minister declares war on cannabis, but stakeholders expect limited impact

In a move seen as more bluster than substance, an Italian official vowed to close all “cannabis light” shops in the country.