WHERE IS CBD LEGAL & ILLEGAL?

October 31, 2022
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Find out where CBD is both legal and conditionally approved.

If you’re wondering where in the world CBD is legal – good question. Every country is different and has its specific requirements, and unfortunately, they aren’t as simple as ‘yes, it is legal’ or ‘no, it isn’t’.

This article will provide a guide as to where CBD is legal per continent and where it (currently) isn’t.

We want you to know that this article is intended as an overview of the individual country laws around CBD and should not be taken as legal advice. If you are planning on travelling with CBD products, it is important to conduct thorough research.]

CBD Legalities Around The World

IS CBD LEGAL IN AUSTRALIA?

As of 1st February 2021, medicinal cannabis was legalised, and companies were given the green-light to sell low-dose CBD oil over the counter in pharmacies and chemists. However, the products must be registered on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) and must meet various requirements.

So what does that actually mean? Well in short, manufacturers need to prove if it their products work before selling in Australia. Here are some of the brands that Aussies can check out.

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IS CBD LEGAL IN EUROPE?

Naturally, specific CBD requirements vary from country to country, but the overall rule is that yes, CBD is legal in most countries that are part of the EU, but the products must not contain any more than 0.2% THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol).

Regarding Brexit:

At present, the same rules apply to CBD in Britain as they do in the rest of the EU. So here are the brands that are available to European countries.

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IS CBD LEGAL IN NORTH AMERICA?

North America is currently the leading advocate for hemp and CBD-based products. CBD products are federally legal, meaning it is available in all fifty states. The maximum THC limit is 0.3% per product.

Thirty-one states and the District of Columbia have legalised the medical use of marijuana (which naturally has a much higher THC content than hemp), while eleven (and counting) states have legalised the recreational use of marijuana. Here are some of the brands that cater to North America!

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IS CBD LEGAL IN CANADA?

Canada legalised both recreational and medicinal cannabis products back in 2018.

Regarding CBD products, Canada is, however, renowned for its strict and complicated rules regarding the production and sale of the items, particularly from sources outside the country. So here are some brands that you can check out if you want to shop in Canada!

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IS CBD LEGAL IN SOUTH AMERICA?

As with the north, the legality of CBD and other cannabis products in South America varies from country to country. In Uruguay, both recreational marijuana and medicinal cannabis have been legalised, and several other countries have relaxed their laws. This is similar to Colombia and Mexico, where CBD products can be granted a license for sale, providing they have less than 1% THC.

CBD has only been licensed for medical use in Brazil, but this is expected to change in the near future.

Here are some CBD & Hemp products that you can buy in South America!

IS CBD LEGAL IN AFRICA?

The CBD market in Africa is relatively new, so there currently isn’t much information on the laws surrounding it. It is safe to suggest that CBD products are illegal in the majority of the north, east, and west African countries, based on their existing laws around cannabis.

However, in South Africa, it is now legal for anyone to sell CBD products. The only restrictions in place is the maximum dosage which is 20mg of CBD per day.

Here are some Hemp products available for South Africa:

IS CBD LEGAL IN INDIA?

Currently, the only country where CBD is legal is India.

CBD oil manufactured under a licence issued by the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, can be legally used, providing they contain a THC level of less than 0.3%, and luckily for you, all of our products are vetted and verified! While legal, there is still considerable stigma and controversy surrounding its use. That being said, you can still use CBD and Hemp for beauty.

Here are some products we are introducing to our Indian Buds:

IS CBD LEGAL IN LEBANON?

Most Middle Eastern and Arab countries continue to completely ban the use of cannabis and products derived from cannabis; however, Lebanon became the first Arab country to legalise cannabis for medical and industrial use last year.

The rules surrounding cannabis-based products are ever evolving and CBD products are likely to be legally attainable almost everywhere across the globe within the next 10 years.

Where is CBD Illegal?

–          Afghanistan

–          Belarus

–          China & Hong Kong

–          Dominican Republic

–          Fiji

–          Haiti

–          Indonesia

–          Japan

–          Malaysia

–          Panama

–          Russia

–          Serbia

–          Tunisia

–          Vietnam

–          Yemen

Here is a full list of countries where CBD is legal & illegal.

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