CBD oil is a non-psychoactive(does not affect the mind or mental processes)product that is approved by over 90 percent of countries around the globe for both medical and recreational purposes. Many times we get asked by our readers the question regarding whether or not, taking CBD oil for recreational purposes is legal for them.
Well, our answer is normally that; it depends on the source of your CBD oil and your country. Is it marijuana or hemp? If it is marijuana, then you may have to consider the legality of marijuana in your country first before getting started with CBD oil. If it is hemp, then worry about nothing as hemp CBD oil is not prohibited anywhere.
To find out whether or not you can legally use marijuana-derived CBD oil for fun purposes, review the list of countries that approve marijuana below
- North America
- The United States—Cannabis is legal in ten states i.e. Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and Washington DC.
- Costa Rica
- Antigua and Barbuda
- South America
- Czech Republic
- South Africa
- Northern Territory
- Australian Capital Territory
- South Australia)
- India—North-Eastern States, Gujarat, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Kumaon, and Garhwal.
These are the countries where the use of cannabis and all cannabis-related products such as CBD oil are legal. However, it should be noted that some of them may prohibit the possession of cannabis and its related products for commercial purposes. Countries such as Austria, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Georgia, India, Italy, Mexico and etc, for instance, forbid possession of cannabis and CBD oil for sale.
Interestingly, other countries such as the Netherlands, prohibit possession of cannabis or CBD oil for private use but allow it for commercial use where it is sold in licensed coffee shops. Nevertheless, some countries could soon legalize cannabis and everything that comes with. For example, Israel and Norway are expected to decriminalize cannabis for recreational purposes as soon as 2019.
It should also be noted that while these countries allow cannabis use for recreational purposes, some of them have a very different position when it comes to the possession or cultivation of cannabis, which is the primary source of the oil. For example, some countries allow the possession of cannabis only up to a certain amount of quantity. Nonetheless, some countries forbid the cultivation of cannabis entirely. Others approve it, but only up to a certain limit.
Did you see your country on the list? If yes, good for you because you can enjoy taking cannabis CBD oil for recreational purposes without having to worry about the police. If no, do not lose hope yet, because you can choose hemp CBD oil instead. Although hemp cbd oil does not offer the best quality as its sister does, it is legal almost every country.
The good news is that some countries are actually in the process of decriminalizing marijuana, which could see marijuana-derived CBD oil decriminalized.