Is CBD Oil legal in Brazil?

Status: Legal

The popularity of CBD continues to grow. Many people replace their medicines with high-quality CBD Oil. Some customers may be wondering “Is CBD legal in Brazil?”. We hope to answer this and other related questions in this article.

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Unlike its neighbor Uruguay, Brazil has not adopted the same stance on Cannabis use and Cannabis-related products.

The country made some legal changes a few years back which have made allowances for use of certain medical Cannabis products. While these laws are not overly complicated it is important to have an understanding of the current status of Cannabis and Cannabis-related products in Brazil. Let us begin by answering some basic questions.

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CBD’s Legal Status in Brazil

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  • Is it legal to buy CBD in Brazil online Yes

    Yes. CBD Oil has been legal in the country since 2015 and follows the standard regulation that it cannot contain more than 0.2% THC.

    Since the 2015 ruling which legalized CBD Oil many manufacturers have entered the marketplace, competing for a stake in Brazil's medical Cannabis marketplace. CBD Oil is legal and widely available for purchase online.

    Sine the legal changes in 2015 Brazil has become one of the world's largest CBD oil importers, number 13 on the list of global CBD Oil importers.

  • Is it legal to buy CBD in Brazil offline Yes

    Just like purchasing CBD Oil online, purchasing it offline in Brazil is legal and simple. While the substance has not gained the popularity one may expect it to have, it is still available in health food and natural medicine shops. As with many other places in the world, the CBD oil must contain less than 0.2% THC to be legal.

    Availability decreases as one leaves the Capital or other large cities.

  • Is it legal to grow hemp for CBD in Spain? Yes

    Hemp cultivation and production have never taken off in Brazil, and as of now, they are a primary import market. That being said, recent changes in 2018 have loosened restrictions for Cannabis growing for personal medical reasons and many believe this will change the outlook on Hemp production as well.

    As of now, there are no legal limitations on the production of CBD Oil for personal use, as long as the strain in use is one of the low THC containing strains.

  • Is it legal in Brazil to buy products containing above 0.2% of THC for medical use Yes

    As of now, there are very few medical THC products available. The smokable form of the plant for medical purposes is currently not available.

    The country has been in a series of legal battles within its parliament over the future of medical marijuana. While it was looking as if medical marijuana was to be legalized, the new government has taken a very anti-drug approach and many individuals believe they will not allow for any medical marijuana regulations to be passed.

  • Is it legal in Brazil to buy products containing above 0.2% of THC for recreational use No

    No. Cannabis is illegal for both recreational and medical purposes. It is illegal to possess products containing over 0.2% THC unless it is one of the few legal medical products which only a doctor can prescribe.


While recreational and medical Cannabis usage is still illegal in Brazil CBD Oil is perfectly legal and readily available. The market for CBD Oil in Brazil has become so large Brazil is one of the world's top 15 importers of CBD Oil.