In a nutshell, CBD is legal in the United States, so long as it contains no more than 0.3% worth of THC. It’s also legal in Europe, provided there’s no more than 0.2% worth of THC. But there is a little more to the rules than that — some countries that have their own restrictions, while others have legalized it pending a more thorough investigation. Here’s everything you need to know.
Is CBD Legal In The United States?
We’ve touched on this before, but let’s dig a little deeper to clear up any confusion: Following the passing of the Department of Agriculture’s Farm Bill back in September 2018, CBD is legal in the United States. The THC count must be kept to 0.3% or lower, however — that’s in line with what Canada’s doing, and a little bit more generous than the requirements for countries in the European Union. Some states have varying regulations regarding the sale of hemp products in stores. . . But the rules are ever changing as hemp becomes more and more popular among consumers.
Is CBD Legal In Europe?
CBD is legal in Europe, though there’s a strict caveat: Products can contain no more than 0.2% THC. That’s 0.1% less than the legal requirement in the United States. The rule applies to all countries in the European Union, except those that have decided to introduce specific restrictions, like Denmark which requires residents to obtain a prescription to use CBD.
Here’s where CBD is legal in Europe:
- Denmark (Prescription)
- Germany (Legal, but under investigation)
- United Kingdom
Is CBD Legal In Canada?
Canada is the latest country outside of Europe — and therefore, the European Union — to legalize CBD. It’s available both online and in-store, with no prescription required, provided the THC count is 0.3% or less. That’s on par with the requirement in the United States, but 0.1% more than what’s legal in countries in Europe, including France and the United Kingdom.