Bulgaria has issued its first authorization for a company to sell hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD, products freely, in open markets.

According to official documents procured exclusively, Bulgaria’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, and the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency, have issued a Free Certificate of Sale for a series of products containing CBD.

The products, produced by Kannaway, a subsidiary of publicly traded cannabis company Medical Marijuana Inc. (OTC: MJNA), are now certified to “comply fully with relevant requirements of the Law on Foodstuffs of Republic of Bulgaria and of Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 of European Parliament and the Council on the hygiene of foodstuffs.”

The permit also allows for exports.

A First In The EU?

According to Kannaway, this Free Sale Certificate the company received is the first ever granted for CBD in a European Union member country.

“We can not find news of any other country in the EU issuing a Free Certificate of Sale for CBD,” a company representative added.

Read full report at https://www.forbes.com/sites/javierhasse/2019/05/23/this-eu-country-has-apparently-become-the-first-to-allow-free-sale-of- cbd/#3bcc084e36c9