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Product Regulation & Liability

15 August 2019
Riccardo Fruscalzo Regulation of cannabis use in food and cosmetics

Italy - Hogan Lovells

The cultivation and industrial use of hemp in Italy has a long tradition and recent changes to the law have led to a revival in this regard. While a law enacted in 2016 promotes hemp cultivation as a means to preserve biodiversity and reduce the environmental impact of agriculture, hemp-derived products for human consumption are still subject to restrictions. A recent Supreme Court judgment has had the last word on the legality of cannabis.

Authors: Riccardo Fruscalzo, Carlotta Busani
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