Is CBD Oil legal in Denmark?

Status: Legal

Lets’ try and unpack this by answering some of the basic questions regarding CBD usage in Denmark

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The use of CBD oil has been on the rise in Denmark over the last couple of years. With the rise in use and familiarity, some changes to the Danish law have occurred, which makes the legal standing of CBD oil somewhat confusing and unclear.

Lets’ try and unpack this by answering some of the basic questions regarding CBD usage in Denmark

 
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  • Is it legal to buy CBD in Denmark online Yes

    Since July of 2018 Cannabis-derived products that contain less than 0.2% THC are no longer subject to the laws government illicit drug use and possession. Instead, they have fallen under the legal parameters of medical and food products. For this reason, it is unclear whether CBD oils that explicitly claim to have medicinal benefits would be considered a food supplement or a medical product a prescription. If it is technically illegal to purchase, the current legal precedent in Denmark is the punish the company that manufactured and sold the product, and not the consumer who purchased it. The legality is somewhat of a grey area and it is unlikely that one would face any legal consequences if it is considered and medical product and not a food supplement.

    Currently, people in Denmark are having no problems purchasing CBD oil as long as it contains less than 0.2% THC allowed by law.

  • Is it legal to buy CBD in Denmark offline Yes

    CBD oil has found its way into health food stores over the recent years. While it may not be as popular in Denmark as it is in some Western European Nations it is possible to purchase as long as it contains less than 0.2% THC.

    Another route to CBD use in Denmark is to have a doctor prescribe it to you for medicinal purposes.

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

    While it is not illegal to process Hemp plants containing less than 0.2% THC, it may be illegal to manufacture CBD oil from it.

    As stated above, the legality is a grey area and the consequences usually fall on the producer and not the consumer.

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

    As of now, there are only 3 THC containing products available for medical use in Denmark. THC for medical use has not gained the popularity it has in other nations. This is likely because Denmark never established a large Cannabis culture in the way other places like The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, and France did.

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

    Cannabis and THC products containing over 0.2% THC are still illegal in Denmark. There has been some push in recent years, but the sentiment is not as strong as in other EU nations.

Conclusion

Purchasing CBD oil for personal use in a grey area; it is unclear whether CBD is classified as a food supplement or a medical product. What we do know is that CBD oil containing less than 0.2% THC is no longer classified under the drug laws, so one can rest assured that even if CBD is classified as a medical product possession will not have them breaking any narcotics laws.