The Legality of CBD World Wide

The Legality of CBD World Wide

CBD oil is a natural remedy that has been used for centuries to treat various medical conditions. But despite its many benefits, there are still some areas of the world where it is not legal to possess or use CBD oil. So if you're thinking of trying this natural remedy, be sure to check the laws in your area first!

What is CBD oil and what are its benefits

CBD oil is a natural remedy that has been used for centuries to treat various medical conditions. Some of the potential benefits of CBD oil include:

1. Reducing anxiety and depression

2. Reducing chronic pain

3. Helping with sleep issues

4. Reducing inflammation

5. Fighting cancer

6. Supporting cardiovascular health

7. Reducing seizures in people with epilepsy

How is CBD oil made

CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant. The CBD is then dissolved in a carrier oil, such as coconut or hemp oil.

Some CBD oils also contain THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis. But because THC is illegal in many areas, CBD oils that contain THC are not always available.

CBD oil can be used to treat a variety of medical conditions, and it is becoming increasingly popular as a natural remedy for anxiety, pain, and other issues. However, because the legality of CBD oil varies depending on location, it's important to check the laws in your area before trying this natural remedy.

which countries is CBD illegal in

CBD oil is not legal in all countries. In fact, it is illegal in some countries to possess or use CBD oil. The following provides a list of countries where CBD is legal to possess or not. These countries have a maximum of 0,2% THC within their products otherwise they are over the limit and will be classed as illegal. So make sure when you buy your CBD that it comes with Public Available Lab Results! CBD recently became legal in sports with the World Anti-doping Agency removing CBD from its prohibited list in 2018. Take a read on the impact it had.


Country  Legality Laws
Austria Yes
CBD oil is legal to purchase in Austria, as long as it is not advertised as a food supplement or medication there is no more than 0.3% THC. 
Belgium No Unfortunatly, CBD is illegal in Belgium
Canada Yes CBD is fully legal in Canada along with Cannabis in general
Croatia Yes
The use, growth, and purchase of CBD is fully legal in Croatia
Cyprus Yes Yes, CBD is legal if it is derived from industrial hemp and complies with THC limits (check the limits)
Czech Republic Yes
Has to contain less than 0.3% THC - manufactured from hemp only

Prescription Required 

CBD flower is classed as illegal despite other CBD products remaining legal
England Yes   The use and sale of CBD flower in England is illegal however other CBD products remain legal.
Finland Yes
Yes, sales and use of CBD oil are completely legal in Finland. 
France Yes CBD is legal in France as long as it has 0% THC within the products.
Germany Yes CBD is legal to purchase in Germany as long as the products contain less than 0.2% THC. However, the Novel Food Regulation prohibits the sale of CBD edibles.
Greece Yes
The Greek government has legalized hemp (less than 0,2% THC) since 2018.
Hungary Yes CBD is not classed as a controlled substance in Hungary and is therefore legal. However the laws on cannabis remain strict with a no tolerance law.
Russia Illegal  Ultimately, Russian laws do not provide for special rules regarding CBD content and its legal status is not clear. So, stay clear of CBD oil/ CBD products in Russia.
Ireland Yes
CBD Oil is legal in Ireland however it has to extracted by cold pressing
While there is no official law, which states that cannabidiol products are legal, there is no law that prohibits the manufacturing, sale, and consumption of CBD. 
Japan Yes
CBD is allowed in Japan - products derived from the stalks and seeds of cannabis are not criminalized
Latvia Yes Latvia follows the general EU law on industrial hemp which allows the use and sale of CBD oil with up to 0.2% of THC.
USA Yes CBD is fully legal in America and depending on the state the full spectrum plant is legal too!


What are the CBD Laws in the UK

The CBD industry is booming in the UK and more people than ever are using CBD products. But what does the law say about CBD?

Here's everything you need to know about the legal status of CBD in the UK.

CBD products are made from hemp plants, which are a type of cannabis plant that contains very low levels of THC. In the UK, hemp plants must contain less than 0.2% THC in order to be legal. This means that CBD products made from hemp are also legal as long as they contain less than 0.2% THC.

The UK's laws on CBD are some of the most relaxed in Europe. CBD is legal for both medical and recreational use, and there are no restrictions on how much CBD you can buy or possess. However, it's important to note that CBD products are not currently regulated by the UK government, so it's important to do your research before buying any CBD product or ensure they have public available Lab Results. 

Difference between Hemp Grown CBD and Cannabis grown CBD.

Hemp and marijuana plants are both forms of the cannabis plant, but they have distinct differences in their CBD content. Hemp plants have a higher CBD content and lower levels of THC, the psychoactive compound responsible for causing a "high" feeling.

Marijuana plants, on the other hand, have higher levels of THC and less CBD. In addition to CBD content, hemp plants also typically grow taller and have thinner leaves compared to marijuana plants, which tend to be shorter and have broader leaves. CBD can be extracted from both types of cannabis plants, but hemp is the preferred source due to its higher CBD levels and low THC content. The Medical News today explain in great depth the key difference between Hemp CBD and Cannabis CBD.

Will the laws on Cannabis change in the UK? 

The current laws on Cannabis in the UK are quite strict, and the penalties for possession and use can be severe.

However, there is a growing movement to change these laws, and many believe that the future of Cannabis in the UK will be much different than it is today. There are a number of reasons why people believe that the laws on Cannabis will change in the near future.

One of the most significant is the growing body of evidence that suggests that Cannabis has a number of medical benefits. In particular, there is strong evidence to suggest that Cannabis can be used to effectively treat a number of serious conditions, including cancer and multiple sclerosis.

Due to this growing body of evidence, a number of high-profile individuals and organizations have come out in support of changing the laws on Cannabis. This includes former Prime Minister David Cameron, who has said that he believes that the current laws are "not working" and that it is time to "look again" at the issue. It is still unclear exactly when or if the laws on Cannabis will change in the UK.

However, it seems increasingly likely that these changes will happen in the near future, as more and more people come to realize the potential benefits of this fascinating plant.

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