• Jiji


Imported health food and cosmetics incorporating a cannabis-derived element called cannabidiol, or CBD, are in wider use in Japan due to their purported medical benefits and other effects, such as improving sleeplessness and relieving pain.

At the same time, however, requests for advice about health damage from the products have increased while instances of illegal elements being mixed into them have been found, prompting the health ministry to be vigilant.

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