As you probably know, the legality of marijuana, cannabis, as well as their derivatives THC and CBD, is different in different parts of the world. This covers areas such as possession, cultivation, distribution, ways of consumption, and the list of medical conditions these compounds can be treating using. Where cannabis is mostly illegal worldwide, CBD is often allowed use of, chiefly for wellness and health purposes.
Since hemp is oftentimes confused with marijuana, hemp-derived CBD is still stigmatized. Legally though, you can have it in your possession in most of the USA as well as many other countries, although it is vital to first understand the laws prevalent in the country where you are staying.
CBD Legality In Europe
The legality of cannabis and marijuana differs among the different countries in Europe. Generally, EU law allows for consuming CBD products which contain at or under 0.2% THC, although there are exceptions such as Croatia and Slovenia, where there are outright bans in place against cannabis-derived compounds like CBD.
Canada And Asia
Canada is just like the US in this respect, in that hemp flower containing THC under 0.3% remains legal there, provided it is in compliance with the regulations of the Cannabis Act. Counties in Asia have some of the most stringent cannabis laws enforced in the world. South Korea is the first country to legalize medical cannabis in East Asia, which it did in November of 2018. CBD oil can be bought and sold, although this should be only for medical purposes. One country in Asia where the cannabis and CBD laws are unclear is India. The nation’s laws allow growing hemp with special permission, while cannabis medicines are apparently legally available as Ayurvedic Medicine.
Many Latin American countries have eased their laws around cannabinoids as well as non-psychoactive CBD. Mexico is about to join the group of countries which have completely legalized cultivation, sale, processing, use, and possession of Cannabis and its derivatives. The laws regarding use of medical CBD for treating degenerative ailments like Parkinson’s have been relaxed since 2015. Brazil too, after being a longtime challenger of cannabis legalization, allowed the use of ANVISA legalized CBD towards therapeutic purposes. Importation of hemp-based CBD oils too has been legalized for Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, and chronic pain.
There are many other countries in the world which have legalized cannabis and CBD possession and use. Just be sure to look up relevant information before you travel.