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Is CBD oil legal? And what about abroad?

Our CBD products fully comply with all legal requirements. Read all about when CBD is and is not legal and what the situation is abroad.
The world of cannabis and hemp has - not entirely without reason - quite the reputation of being a 'gray area' when it comes to legislation. For example, many cannabis products are illegal in the Netherlands, even though they are tolerated. In other countries they are legal or absolutely prohibited. Fortunately, in the Netherlands and the EU, the legislation regarding CBD is very simple: CBD oil is legal, provided the THC content is not too high. In this article you will discover everything about the legislation regarding CBD in the Netherlands, Europe and beyond.

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CBD legislation in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands, all products containing CBD are completely legal, provided the THC content in these products does not exceed 0,05%. All other ingredients found in CBD products have been found to be completely legal and safe to use by our legislator. 

So keep in mind that CBD oil (also known as hemp oil, cannabis oil or cannabis oil) that contains more than 0,05% THC is illegal. We therefore recommend that you always buy your CBD from recognized companies and choose good quality CBD. Be careful with foreign web shops or hobby sellers, because there is a risk that they sell CBD that does not meet the legal requirements!

Do you buy from Dutch Vitals? Then you are guaranteed CBD products that never contain more than the legally permitted amount of THC. We can also demonstrate this through test reports. This way you can be sure that the product you buy meets all legal requirements.

Is cannabis oil legal in Europe?

In Europe, the possession and use of CBD oil is completely legal in almost all countries, as long as the THC percentage is lower than 0,2%. In that respect, the rules surrounding CBD oil and cannabis oil in other countries in the EU are more flexible than in the Netherlands, which is also the reason to be careful with the import of CBD products into the Netherlands. 

Please note that the rules surrounding CBD change regularly and that the rules sometimes differ per country. So you travel by plane and you want to take CBD with you? To be on the safe side, always check the rules in the country of destination before departure.

Cannabis oil is legal in the US, but be careful

What applies to the European Union also applies to the United States: CBD oil is legal at the federal level (nationally), as long as the percentage of THC does not exceed 0,3%. In most states, both the possession and use of CBD oil are fully permitted. However, keep in mind that individual states may have their own laws and regulations. We therefore recommend that you first consult the state laws of the place you are traveling to before traveling to the US with CBD oil.

Cannabis oil is illegal in many countries in Asia and Africa

CBD oil is also often legal in other countries on the American continent. This applies to North, Central and South America. However, be careful when traveling to countries in Asia, Africa and Australia. In many of these countries, the possession and use of CBD is completely banned, as all products derived from cannabis are classified as illegal. Are you unsure whether CBD oil is legal in the country you are traveling to? To be sure, contact your travel or airline company to avoid problems!

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Roy is a Zeeland philosopher and expert in the field of lifestyle and health. He also has a passion for language and communication. As our resident blogger, he combines his passions and expertise to share valuable insights with us about CBD, health and how you can use CBD and other cannabis products to get the best out of yourself.

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Roy | Dutch Vitals

Roy is a Zeeland philosopher and expert in the field of lifestyle and health. He also has a passion for language and communication. As our resident blogger, he combines his passions and expertise to share valuable insights with us about CBD, health and how you can use CBD and other cannabis products to get the best out of yourself.

View all my blogs

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