CBD oil is legal throughout much of Europe, and the UK as well as most countries around the world. This applies to pure, regulated and lab-tested CBD that does not contain over the maximum 0.2% THC in the plants from which it is extracted.
There are very few places where CBD is not legal, but those places include:
- Albania – all cannabis by-products are banned.
- Belarus – where the law does not distinguish between marijuana and hemp.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina – all cannabis by-products are illegal.
- Iceland – there are no specific laws, and you can buy CBD here, but there is no legal difference between cannabis and CBD, so it is technically against the law.
- Russia – hemp cultivation is legal, but isolating cannabinoids is not.
- Serbia – all cannabis by-products are banned.
- Slovakia – the Slovakian law, states that CBD is a psychoactive narcotic, which is prohibited.
Other countries further afield where CBD is illegal or licensed for use include Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, and the Middle East.