Project CBD, the California-based nonprofit, has teamed up with Green Zone Japan, which advocates for medical cannabis research, to create a Japanese-language version of Project CBD’s educational website (projectcbd.org/ja).
The Japanese-language mirror site is officially up and running as of Nov. 2, 2020. It will be updated regularly as part of a collaborate effort to make cutting-edge information about cannabis science and therapeutics available to 130 million Japanese-speaking people at a time when cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychotropic cannabinoid, has taken Tokyo by storm.
Trendy CBD products have recently popped up in boutiques and coffee shops in several Japanese cities, where curious customers sip CBD-infused java and smoothies that are “THC-free,” in accordance with Japan’s strict prohibitionist policy that forbids even trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol. All Japanese CBD brands are required to import their hemp-derived THC-free products from other countries, where cultivating hemp and extracting CBD oil are legal.
“The majority of CBD products currently available in Japan are made with CBD isolates, with a small number of broad-spectrum products. Absolutely no THC is allowed,” explains Green Zone Japan Program Director Naoko Miki. “This is not ideal, but it is better than nothing.”
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