We notice that the Canadian authorities have relaxed control on recreational cannabis (such as products containing THC). Are products containing THC regulated under the laws of Hong Kong?
We understand that Tetrahydro-cannabinol (THC) is a cannabinoid present in cannabis plants and is a dangerous drug controlled under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance (Cap. 134) (“DDO”). Any products (including any food products and drinks) that contain THC are also controlled under the DDO. Under the DDO, importing into and exporting from Hong Kong, procuring, supplying or otherwise dealing in or with any dangerous drug, or possessing any dangerous drug for the purpose of trafficking, and manufacturing any dangerous drug, constitute criminal offences. The maximum penalty is life imprisonment and a fine of HK$5,000,000.