Are you a fan of CBD? Or maybe you want to try it out for the first time? People worldwide are intrigued by this plant that can act calming on the nerves, and it can also help with anxiety issues. For some people, CBD is only used at parties and for some casual gatherings.

However, the question remains – is it legal?

If you wish to know a bit more about this substance keep on reading since we have answers to your questions!

What is CBD?

Healthworxcbd has answers to all of your questions. However, let’s start from scratch!

CBD (Cannabidiol) is a compound that is found in the cannabis plant. There are over 100 known to exist naturally. This means that different cannabinoids can have a different impact on a person and his or her state. CBD can be extracted and placed into lotions, balms, lollipops, as well as oils!

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It can also be placed in some food items + you can purchase it at a drugstore or online (depending on where you live). However, we will discuss this even more in-depth down below.

So, what is the difference between cannabis and CBD?

Cannabis exists in Cannabis sativa. This is a plant that you can divide into two categories: marijuana and hemp. Both of these have CBD in them that can be extracted!

Is it legal?

Since now you know the difference between those two you can tell them apart easily, and you are well aware that they are not the exact same thing, right? Well, cannabis is mostly illegal, while CBD is legal in some places. Which places? Here is an in-depth guide!

Is CBD legal in your country? Europe edition

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  • Albania – no, it is considered illegal.
  • Austria – yes, if you have a prescription.
  • Belarus – no, they are quite strict with CBD in this country, and just by selling CBD, you can be prosecuted with up to 5 years in prison.
  • Belgium – you can consume it with the prescription.
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina – it is illegal to use CBD in this country.
  • Bulgaria – allows the sale of similar products.
  • Croatia – you can get it with a prescription.
  • Cyprus – it is legal if you are using industrial hemp.
  • The Chech Republic – you can have up to 10 g and you’ll be fine.
  • Denmark – they don’t allow the use of similar substances.
  • Estonia – yes, up to 7.5 grams is fine.
  • Finland – as long as you have the prescription.
  • France – it is allowed.
  • Germany – only with a prescription.
  • Greece – it is legal.
  • Hungary -if the concentration of THC does not exceed 0.2%
  • Iceland – it is illegal.
  • Ireland – CBD is legal in this country.
  • Italy – yes, it is allowed.
  • Latvia – yes, as long as the THC does not exceed 0.2% at any point during production.
  • Lithuania – yes, it is legal.
  • Luxemburg – as long as the concentration of THC does not exceed 0.3%
  • Malta – only with a prescription.
  • Netherlands – you can carry around up to 5 grams and purchase freely in coffee shops.
  • Norway – it is legal.
  • Poland – as long as if the THC does not exceed 0.2%.
  • Portugal – only with a prescription.
  • Romania – it is legal.
  • Russia – it is illegal.
  • Serbia – CBD is considered as illegal.
  • Slovakia – a hard no. You can get up to 8 years in prison.
  • Slovenia- it is legal.
  • Spain – is legal.
  • Sweden – only CBD products with 0% THC are legal.
  • Switzerland – you can carry up to 10 grams of cannabis with you.
  • Ukraine – only CBD products with 0% THC are legal.
  • The UK – only CBD products with 0% THC are legal.

Is CBD legal in South America?

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  • Argentina – yes, you can use CBD if you have a prescription.
  • Bolivia – it is illegal.
  • Brazil – you will need a prescription.
  • Chile – it is legal in smaller dosages.
  • Columbia –  you can use and carry 22 g or 20 plants for personal use and medical use.
  • Ecuador – you are allowed to carry up to 10 grams
  • Paraguay – it is legal, but with a prescription.
  • Peru – you can carry around up to 8 grams with you.
  • Uruguay – the access to cannabis is illegal for foreigners, but it is allowed for their citizens.
  • Venezuela – no, it is illegal.

How about the US States? What are their rules?

The US has specific rules for the use of CBD. You are allowed to plant your hemp that contains less than 0.3% THC.

However, there is an interesting light system that will allow you to navigate easily and understand each state’s policy. Here’s how it works:

  • Green state – means that cannabis is legalized, as well as by-products such as CBD oils.
  • Amber states – cannabis is okay under certain conditions.
  • Amber red states – only CBD is okay under certain conditions
  • Red states – cannabic products are completely illegal.

What are green states? Full list of them:

Those are Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, Washington D.C.

What are amber states? Those are Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, West Virginia.

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What about the amber-red states? These are:

Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Lastly, what about the red states? There are (luckily) only three and those are Idaho, Nebraska, and South Dakota!

Satisfied with your country/ US state?

And there you have it! An in-depth list of some countries as well as their use of CBD oils and products. Where does your country stand? Let us know how strict is the policy regarding CBD products where you live as well as its purchase or consumption, we would love to know!

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