Legal Aspects

Often the question arises whether CBD is legal in your country. In countries where cannabis is legal, CBD  is generally legal as well. People living in countries where  cannabis has not been legalised can get CBD products by obtaining a medical cannabis perscription.

There are, however, some countries in which buying CBD products are legal as long as they contain less than 0.2% (or 0.3%) THC. In many countries in Europe, CBD is legal under the protection of “Corcuera Law”. Below you can find a list of countries, where importing CBD is legal as long as the THC content is below the aforementioned percentage.

Eurasia

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

America

Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Netherlands Antilles, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, U.S., Virgin Islands, Uruguay

Africa & Oceania

Guam, South Africa

In some countries CBD oil, and other products containing cannabidiol, can be bought in pharmacies, medical cannabis shops or other specialized institutions. If this is not an option, ordering the product online is a great alternative and legal in most countries.

Altogether, it can be said that CBD is legal if you are a consumer only. The most important thing to remember is that you should only possess a certain amount of CBD products, which is within the range of “personal consumption”. If you own a big amount of CBD products it could be assumed that you are acting as an intermediary or a dealer. Selling CBD products (or prescription medicine in general) is illegal. Due to the law not being clear on certain questions, it usually requires a judge to settle matters. This, however, does not concern you as long as you are only a consuming CBD products.