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The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is the principle “assesor” for UK media.
In July 2013 the BBFC took over from the Independent Mobile Classification Board in providing the framework for mobile operators to apply filter classification.
A number of member sites where being blocked on mobile devices because of the mention of Cannabis.
The CTAUK has successful Challenged this and won a decision.
“We found no content which overtly glamorised the recreational use of cannabis or encouraged illegal activity. In addition, in relation to the MHRA’s public statement on products containing Cannabidiol (CBD), Love CBD was not marketing its products as a medicine, or claiming any medical benefits for them, but as food supplements. Therefore, we found no content which we would classify 18 or refuse to classify. We will now inform the Mobile Network Operators of our decision.”