Is CBD Legal?

Is CBD Legal?

While CBD has been discovered to not contain any psychoactive elements, it is still illegal in some places, since it comes from the cannabis plant, which is an illegal drug. Today I will guide you through the worldwide laws of CBD.

CBD Regulations in the UK

CBD oil is legal in the UK so long as it contains no more than 0.2% THC. Marijuana as a recreational drug is still illegal to produce, possess, distribute or sell since it is a controlled substance and can result in a jail sentence of up to 14 years for selling, supplying or growing, while possession can result in a prison term of up to 5 years.

CBD Regulations in the US

CBD's legal status in the US, like many things, varies by state. Some states, like Idaho, are strict on it, and will not allow any product with even the slightest bit of THC in. Though, some states are more liberal, many allowing you to use marijuana for recreational purposes. CBD is illegal in Wyoming, South Dakota and Nebraska.

CBD Regulations in the Rest of the World

Every country has different laws, so they would clearly have different laws on CBD. 

Many countries have cannabis in all forms as illegal. Some countries, like Albania and Egypt, don't always enforce the law, though other countries, like Peru and Malaysia, have more strict laws against it.

In Bolivia and Georgia, CBD is legal, but no-one sells it, so it is unavailable in the country.

Below are some special cases for CBD.


CBD is legal in all states in Australia at the federal level. Conditions and other compliance specifics vary from state to state. In the Northern Territory, South Australia, and the Australian Capital Territory, recreational marijuana is legal.


Cannabis is illegal, but the plant is grown all over the country and used for other reasons such as pig feeding and texture production.


CBD is not legal. Recreational cannabis is also illegal and the offender is given a warning, community service and education about the effects of drugs, as with all illegal drugs in the country.


Throughout Cambodia, marijuana is illegal, but often the law is not enforced Several restaurants, called "Happy Restaurants," prepare marijuana food and serve it as a garnish.


Since 2001, CBD has been legal, although recreational marijuana was legalized in 2018.


CBD is legal only for some people. Possession of small amounts for recreational purposes is classified as a crime, resulting in a fine.


CBD is legal, but not recreational marijuana. Possession may result in a maximum sentence of 8 years (or 2 years for the first time) whereas use may result in a life sentence.


CBD is legal but not recreational marijuana. Offenses are subject to a fine or imprisonment of up to two years. Freetown Christiania, a self-declared autonomous society in Denmark, is known for its cannabis trade.


CBD is permitted in Estonia, but only with a special license (such as a prescription). Private use of up to 7.5 g is allowed, but larger amounts can result in prison sentences of up to five years.


The rules are unclear in France, since there is no specific mention of CBD as it is still a growing market. It is illegal to possess marijuana for recreational use and users can face penalties of up to € 200.


It is legal to use CBD. Recreational use is decriminalised, allowed below 0.6 percent THC and for religious use.


CBD is legal, with a shop opening in 2018 for the first time. Recreational cannabis on Rastafari is legal and decriminalised up to 2 oz.


cbd across the country is legal. In licenced coffee shops, recreational marijuana is allowed, and cultivation is usually permitted. Nevertheless, the Caribbean Netherlands has a zero tolerance policy.


There are limited CBD products available. In private areas such as the Cannabis Social Clubs, recreational cannabis is permitted. Cultivation is permitted off the streets in private areas.

Now you should know the laws of cannabis in different countries around the world. Stay Moreish!


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