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CBD oil legal countries – country by country

Argentina, Austria, Belize, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Virgin Islands, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Turkey, Japan

The legal status of CBD and hemp in Europe

In the next section we’ll answer the following questions: is CBD legal in Europe? Which are the EU countries where CBD oil is legal? What specific regulations and exceptions do individual countries have, and in time we will try to include all the CBD oil legal EU countries.

CBD oil in Germany

Is CBD oil legal in Germany?

Cannabidiol is completely legal in Germany, as long as preparations derived from plants and parts of plants, or plants and parts of plants have been cultivated in European Union countries with EU certified hemp seeds and the THC content in them is below 0.2%.

Countries with specific CBD laws and regulations

CBD oil in Austria

Is CBD oil legal in Austria?

In Austria the legal situation regarding CBD is a bit more complicated than in Germany, cannabis flowers, extracts and hashish containing CBD can be legally sold, but not as a food supplement or medication and the maximal content of THC allowed is 0.3%. As a result of this legal vagueness, CBD oil in Austria is being sold as aroma oil in local shops and can be legally sold online. You can order our products to Austria without any worries HERE.

CBD oil in Ireland

Is CBD oil legal in Ireland?

Under EU regulation hemp may be grown as long as the THC content is less than 0.2% and as a member state of the EU, the same applies to Ireland. However under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 all derivatives of cannabis and hemp containing even traces of THC are illegal for sale and possession in Ireland, therefore we can say that only CBD products with 0.00% of THC are legal in Ireland.

CBD oil in Norway

Is CBD oil legal in Norway?

Norway is not part of the European Union and as such has some additional restrictions regarding the use and sales of CBD. In Norway, hemp and cannabis are prohibited to grow, but hemp products like hemp seed oil, hemp protein powder,…, are completely legal as they don’t contain any cannabinoids. However, the use/possession of CBD is legal only if the CBD is prescribed by a doctor.

CBD oil in Sweden

Is CBD oil legal in Sweden?

The legal status of CBD in Sweden is a bit complicated, as the Swedish medical authorities consider CBD to be an active ingredient, therefore it must follow strict Swedish law regulating pharmaceuticals. The Medical Products Agency classifies it as a drug, which also requires a permit for sale. Selling supplements containing CBD is now prohibited in Sweden. In addition, statements of health/beauty benefits and/or oral consumption mentions in instructions for use are also prohibited in marketing and sales of CBD. However, CBD is not on the banned substance list in Sweden and you can buy CBD products but only from outside of Sweden. In conclusion use and sales of CBD in Sweden is legal if the THC concentration in it is 0.00%. Otherwise, only parts of the plant that are allowed are the subterranean parts and the seeds.

CBD oil in Ukraine

Is CBD oil legal in Ukraine?

According to numerous sources, CBD is legal in Ukraine. Hemp is also legal in Ukraine, but there are some “tricks”. There is no problem using hemp for the production of fibre, but the upper parts (flowers) that contain the highest concentration of cannabinoids are illegal. It is also hard for a “normal person” to obtain a growing licence for hemp. It is usually reserved for laboratories and farmers, who need to meet specific criteria and are also controlled during the whole process. It is said that CBD products containing a low amount of THC are also legal (assuming that the content of THC is similar as in other parts of Europe – 0,2%).

CBD oil in India

Is CBD oil legal in India?

The laws in India are very unclear. Growing hemp is allowed only with special permission. It is said, that cannabis medicines are allowed and legally available under the AYUSH ministry as Ayurvedic medicine – but there isn’t a clear explanation if the CBD products, such as oils, are also a part of Ayurvedic medicine. The consumption and carrying of bhang (a drink made from cannabis) is allowed in India. It is advised to be careful when importing/exporting any products that are made from hemp/cannabis.

CBD oil in Russia

Is CBD oil legal in Russia?

The law is a bit unclear about CBD oil legality in Russia, therefore we wouldn’t recommend having in possession any kind of CBD products in Russia. Hemp is being cultivated throughout the greater part of the country, but any extraction process is illegal. Possession of cannabis (up to 6 grams or two grams of hashish) is an administrative offence, punishable by a fine or detention up to 15 days. Possession of larger amounts of cannabis is a criminal offence.

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