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The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) joins the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Health (DOH) in prohibiting the purchase and use of hempseed oil products or their varieties and derivatives from cannabis or marijuana.

PDEA, DOH-FDA ISSUE ADVISORY AGAINST THE USE OF HEMPSEED OIL AND THEIR DERIVATIVES FROM MARIJUANA

PDEA, DOH-FDA ISSUE ADVISORY AGAINST THE USE OF HEMPSEED OIL AND THEIR DERIVATIVES FROM MARIJUANA

This is contained in the joint PDEA/DOH-FDA advisory signed by PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr., and DOH Secretary and FDA Acting Director General Janette P. Loreto-Garin who was represented by Undersecretary Kenneth Hartigan-Go. The ceremonial signing was held on September 8, 2015 at the PDEA Activity Area, PDEA National Headquarters in Quezon City.

Hemp seed oil is obtained by pressing hemp seeds. Unrefined hemp oil is dark to clear light green in color, with a nutty flavor, while the refined hempseed oil is clear and colorless, with little flavor and lacks natural vitamins and antioxidants. The oil is manufactured from varieties of Cannabis Sativa that do not contain significant amounts of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), or cannabinoids, the psychoactive element present in the cannabis plant.

Hempseed oil has been found to have some limited use in industrial and commercial production such as textiles, foods, papers, body care products, personal hygiene products/cosmetics, detergents, plastics and building materials.

Cannabidiol is the second most prevalent of the active ingredient of marijuana next to Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)- the main psychoactive cannabinoid of marijuana which causes mind-altering and euphoric effects. THC is a dangerous drug included in the 1971 United Nations Single Convention on Psychotropic Substances.

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is warning the public against buying imported Cannabidiol (CBD) oil being used as pain reliever and helps improve overall health and wellness.

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According to Section 2 of Republic Act 9165, or “The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002”, “People with legitimate medical needs are not prevented from being treated with adequate amounts of appropriate medications, which include the use of dangerous drugs”.

“That ingredient is still illegal,” Cuy said in a phone interview.

The article mentioned that the DDB’s approval of a cannabis product for compassionate use could pave the way for CBD importation, subject to approval by the government.

DDB chairman Catalino Cuy said Regulation 8 Series of 2019 only allows the importation of medicines containing dangerous drugs that are registered in other countries.

Cuy clarified there is no effort on the part of the government to import CBD oil for medicinal purposes.

He issued the statement in response to an article from The STAR stating that Greenergy Holdings Inc. has acquired a majority stake in Yakuru Group Pty. Ltd. which recently introduced its line of CBD or medical mairjuana products in Australia.

MANILA, Philippines — The Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) yesterday reminded the public that the marijuana derivative cannabidiol (CBD) is still prohibited in the country.

He said CBD oil or other raw materials for marijuana is banned in the Philippines and those found importing the items in the country could face charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.