CBD Legality Around the World

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CBD LEGALITY BY COUNTRY

CBD Legality in Brazil

  •  The Brazilian governmental health surveillance agency, ANVISA, is now allowing CBD hemp oil products to be imported into the country. 
  •  CBD oils shipped to Brazil from the United States United States may have only residual or no THC (the maximum is 1% THC). 
  •  Brazil controls cannabis oil (CBD) as a medicine and doctors must prescribe it -- unlike the United States where it's considered a supplement. 
  •  If laws changed to allow cultivation and production in Brazil, the cost of cannabis oil would be much lower, as export costs from the U.S. and fluctuating exchange rates contribute to make it more expensive. 
  •  According to GreenHub, if Brazil were to pass a medical cannabis law that accepts chronic pain as a qualifying condition and reaches patient counts of 4 million patients could generate in excess of BRL $4.7 billion (USD $1.4 billion) in annual revenue. 

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CBD IS LEGAL IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

CBD Legality in the Czech Republic

  • CBD is legal in the Czech republic as long as it contains less than 0.3% THC.(According to the 2015 declaration regarding medicinal products containing cannabis the Czech Republic law). 


  • In 2015, Czech authorities approved use of Cannabis sativa flower extracts in “food supplements” provided they contain less than 0.15 ppm (0.000015 percent) THC. 

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CBD Legality In France

  • The CBD sold in France is not produced in France; it comes from Switzerland or other countries. Selling CBD, therefore, should be acceptable: it's not grown in France and has zero THC. 
  • The use and marketing of hemp flowers or leaves, or products obtained from these parts of the plant, are not allowed, regardless of the variety. 
  • E-liquids and other CBD-based products are prohibited if they contain THC in any quantity and if they are not obtained from authorized varieties and parts of plants. 
  • No therapeutic value can be claimed by manufacturers, sellers of products containing CBD. All advertisements bearing therapeutic claims are prohibited (with the exception of medicines with marketing authorization). 
  • Hemp is legal in France if it is grown for the industrial use of its fibers. In fact, France is Europe’s largest hemp producer. Hemp varieties authorized for industrial and commercial purposes are regulated and listed in the Public Health Code.Legally, cannabis plants grown in France can have no more than 0.2 per cent of THC. 
  • Finished goods must contain no trace of THC, only the plant can contain less than 0.2% THC. 

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CBD Legality in Mexico

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  • CBD is available in Mexico and is legal. According to the Mexican government, CBD is a medical treatment and you can buy it online.
  • Medical marijuana has been decriminalized and there is no penalty for possession of up to 5 grams.
  • In June 2017, President Nieto signed a bill into law to allow the medical use of cannabis products containing less that 1% THC. 
  • On 21 August 2009, Mexico decriminalized the possession of small amounts of cannabis and other drugs in order to reduce the illicit drug activity. Maximum amounts which could be considered "personal use" were established.

CBD Legality in Italy

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  •  CBD is legal in Italy if it contains 5%, 10% and 50% CBD.  
  • Cannabis in Italy is legal for medical and industrial uses and decriminalized for recreational uses.  
  • In 2016, Italy removed the need for authorization to grow certified hemp with levels of THC below .2%. 
  • In Italy, use of drugs has never been a criminal offense, and although possession is illegal, personal quantities are not subject to criminal penalties. Cannabis possession for personal use is therefore decriminalized in Italy, but is still illegal under international law. 

Medical cannabis, and therefore CBD, is legal in multiple countries within Europe including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Spain, Italy and The Ukraine.

CBD Legality in Romania

  •  Medical cannabis, and therefore CBD, is legal in multiple countries within Europe including Austria, Belgium,  Denmark, Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Romania. 
  • Industrial hemp is also legal to cultivate in much of Europe. Only certain genetics are allowed to be grown, all of which contain under ~0.2% THC. Various companies on the continent use industrial hemp as a source to manufacture CBD extracts and isolates. 
  • In October 2013, Romania legalized medical marijuana derivatives. The law allows for people to have products that contain cannabis compounds rather than the green itself. The legal limit for THC in a CBD or hemp extract product derived from Hemp is 0.2% 
  • Manufacturers can apply to the National Agency for Medicines for approval to market drugs that contain marijuana by-products like resins or plant fragments. 
  • Marijuana medicine is legal in the country, but there is no medicine based on cannabis in Romania. 
  • Authorities say that no one has made before any application for the placing on the market of any product containing cannabis according to the National Agency for Medicines (NAM). 
  • Not every pharmaceutical product based marijuana is legal in Romania. There is a big difference between cannabis sativa l (hemp) and cannabis indica (marijuana). Hemp has a high content of THC and low CBD. While in marijuana, THC content is very high and low CBD, for which is prohibited. The legal limit for THC in Romania is 0.2%, so any product that contains a higher concentration is prohibited
     

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CBD Legality in The Ukraine

  • Medical cannabis, and therefore CBD, is legal in multiple countries within Europe including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Spain, Italy and The Ukraine. 
  •  In November of 2018, an American CBD company was issued the first license by the State Service of Ukraine on Medicines and Drugs Control ("SSUMDC") for the importation of raw CBD extracts and concentrates, to import finished CBD products, to conduct CBD processing, wholesale distribution of CBD and CBD finished products, and to re-export CBD concentrates and CBD processed products. 
  • Industrial hemp is also legal to cultivate in much of Europe. Only certain genetics are allowed to be grown, all of which contain under ~0.2% THC. Various companies on the continent use industrial hemp as a source to manufacture CBD extracts and isolates.
    Ukraine has a population of over 42 million people and is a major trading partner with the European Union. In 2014, Ukraine signed an agreement referred to as the "Association Agreement" making trade with the EU much easier. Trade with the EU has increased significantly as a result. Ukraine offers a long history in agriculture, a skilled labour pool, attractive wage rates, and preferential access to European markets. 
  • CBD extracts and products with minimal THC content are legal in multiple countries within the European Union including the Ukraine. CBD companies now have the ability to distribute and market branded CBD products across much of the EU targeting a large portion of a market with 742 million consumers. 
  • Michel Tereshchenko, the mayor of the provincial city of Hlukhiv, wants to open Europe’s first center for Hemp Therapy. He sees hemp as a potential engine of economic growth for the Sumy region, a traditional hemp farming area.