Questions and answers about the health risks of hemp-containing foods.
Publication of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) - July 16, 2021
Since in many cases Austrian authorities also rely on assessments by German authorities and institutions, we would like to draw your attention to the publication "Questions and answers about the health risks of hemp-containing foods." of the German BfR.
The document contains many important questions. Here you can find the respective questionnaire:
- What is hemp?
- What is hemp used for?
- What hemp-containing foods are on the market?
- Do foods containing hemp fall under the Narcotics Act?
- What are the ingredients in hemp?
- Which ingredients of the hemp plant cause the intoxicating effect?
- What distinguishes commercial hemp varieties from "drug hemp" or "medicinal hemp"?
- What health risks can hemp-containing foods pose?
- Were particularly stringent standards applied in the evaluation of THC?
- Which foods can be used to ingest particularly high amounts of THC?
- Are there maximum levels for the presence of THC in food?
- Is it true that there is a maximum level of 0.2% for THC in hemp?
- On what basis can hemp-containing foods be assessed toxicologically?
- Why does the BfR recommend including THC-carboxylic acid in the assessment?
- Do different ingredients of the hemp plant influence each other?
- Is it possible for positive findings to occur after consumption of hemp-containing foods
in drug tests?
- In the trade you can find many products with CBD. What does this have to do with hemp?
- Are foods with CBD safe for health?
- Are dietary supplements with CBD approved for trade in Germany?
- Are products containing hemp considered novel foods?
- Is there a difference between hemp-containing foods and hemp-containing medicines?
Here is the link to the document.