Hong Kong to ban CBD, label it a ‘dangerous drug’

  • FILE - An employee adds drops of water-soluble CBD, or cannabidiol, an essential component of medical marijuana, into a coffee glass at the Found Cafe in Hong Kong on Sept. 13, 2020. Hong Kong will ban cannabidiol or CBD from the beginning of next month, authorities announced Friday, Jan. 27, 2023. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

HONG KONG — Hong Kong will ban CBD starting Wednesday, categorizing it as a “dangerous drug” and mandating harsh penalties for its smuggling, production and possession, customs authorities announced Friday.