And finally… classy drug

Non-psychoactive cannabis oil has been criminalised in Hong Kong as a “dangerous drug” on par with heroin.

Though derived from cannabis, CBD products are legal in most of the world and have become a multi-billion dollar industry in recent years.

Since 2019, dozens of CBD shops as well as restaurants, cafés and breweries selling CBD-infused products have popped up all over Hong Kong.

The island has now made the possession and consumption of any amount of CBD punishable by seven years in prison and a fine of 1 million Hong Kong dollars (around €116,000 or £100,000), CNN reports.

Luke Yardley, the founder of a craft brewery selling CBD-infused drinks, said: “It’s quite an extreme response to just fully ban it. I hope for the future that it might become legal again.”

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