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UK Health Food Chain Reinstates CBD Products After FSA-Related Review

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The UK's largest health food chain Holland & Barrett has reinstated over 30 CBD products after initially removing them from shelves in response to the FSA's recommendation that consumers should only take 10mg CBD a day. 

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