it is a “synthetic drug at risk of addiction”, according to the director of the ANSM who pleads for “very coercive measures”

LE HHC, a derivative of cannabis, is still freely available in some specialized shops in France. The ANSM must submit “in the very next few days” a report on the subject “with a decision which will make it possible to frame things”.

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Illustration of HHC, this cannabis synthesis molecule, currently on sale in CBD shops.  (JOSSELIN CLAIR / MAXPPP)

Hexahydrocannabinol (HHC), a molecule derived from cannabis currently on sale over the counter, is “a synthetic drug at risk of addiction”, launches Wednesday June 7 on franceinfo Christelle Ratignier-Carbonneil, director general of the National Security Agency of medicine and health products. The ANSM must submit “in the next few days” his report “with a decision that will allow things to be framed”promises its general manager.

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She promises that “very coercive measures” will be taken “for the safety of people who may be potentially exposed to this synthetic drug”. If it is still awaiting “the final conclusions of [ses] experts”, Christelle Ratignier-Carbonneil pleads for “extremely coercive measures”.

For the Director General of ANSM, “we are facing a risky situation, an important health situation”. The rise of HHC is such that in mid-May, the Minister of Health François Braun announced on franceinfo that its sale would be prohibited. “in a few weeks”.

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