Finnish CBD entrepreneur may face drug importation charges

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A hemp and CBD oil business run by a Finnish entrepreneur is being investigated by Finnish Customs authorities for aggravated drug offences. For example, the health food store Ruohonjuuri and the department store chain Kärkkäinen sell CBD oil, but their operations have not aroused a response from the authorities, at least for the time being. Customs has conducted several preliminary investigations in connection with sales of cannabis, according to Customs’ director of enforcement, Hannu Sinkkonen. According to Southwestern Finland District Court, Ahonen was detained for two weeks in May, under suspicion of an aggravated drug offense. Ahonen has operated two companies selling hemp-based products, with one firm focusing on the sale of industrial hemp flowers, while the other sold CBD (cannabidiol) oil and powder made from hemp.

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A hemp and CBD oil business run by a Finnish entrepreneur is being investigated by Finnish Customs authorities for aggravated drug offences.

Now entrepreneur Tuomas Ahonen told Yle that he is the main suspect in the ongoing investigation.

Ahonen has operated two companies selling hemp-based products, with one firm focusing on the sale of industrial hemp flowers, while the other sold CBD (cannabidiol) oil and powder made from hemp. The sales were carried out online, with Ahonen importing the hemp from abroad and selling it to customers in Finland

Industrial hemp refers to legal, non-intoxicating varieties of hemp...

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