Pharmacists can now sell products with cannabidiol

Pharmacists have been concerned with the proliferation of shops specialised in selling CBD products over the counter
Flanders Today (Belgium)
Friday, August 9, 2019

Pharmacists in Belgium can now make and sell products containing cannabidiol (CBD), one of the active ingredients in the cannabis plant. The Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products has stated that it is lifting the ban on pharmacies preparing and selling products with the ingredient. The agency made the surprise announcement in a circular letter. It is effective immediately, on a prescription basis only. Kelly Vidts, brand manager of the Fagron pharmaceutical company, told De Standaard that apothecaries who order cannabidiol will be able to use it in different ways. “Pharmacists can use it to make an ointment, oil or pills,” she said. (See also: Police shut down pop singer’s shop selling cannabis oil)