Is CBD Oil legal in Romania?
Like most European countries, CBD in Romania is legal as long as the THC concentration in the product is below 0.2%.
Romania’s position in regards to CBD oil and other CBD products or hemp extracts, resembles other nations’ positions in the European Union.
EU regulations state that CBD products cannot contain more than 0.2% THC. This applies to all countries belonging to the EU. In general, EU considers products that contain CBD as “novel foods”. This means that they haven’t been around before 1997 to have their long term use declared safe, thus they are considered new products on the market. However the World Health Organization classifies CBD products as “generally well tolerated, with a good safety profile”. Therefore CBD products can be legally sold in most of European Union’s member states.
CBD’s Legal Status in Romania
Is it legal to ...
buy CBD in Romania online Yes
Yes. There is no legislated restriction to CBD use in Romania. As with most other European nations, the only stipulation is that the CBD Oil contains less than 0.2% THC.
There is a growing CBD oil market in Romania, with several European and worldwide suppliers trying to meet the demand of the country.
buy CBD in Romania offline Yes
Yes. CBD oil is perfectly legal to purchase on the territory of Romania. You can find it in many health food stores and alternative medicine shops. As mentioned previously, Romania made CBD oil legal to use, therefore it’s no surprise it is readily available for purchase.
grow hemp for CBD in Romania Yes
Yes. Law no. 339/2005 enables the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR) to authorize the cultivation of industrial hemp if the process is in accordance with the EU regulations.
buy products containing above 0.2% of THC for medical use No
Pharmacies in Romania can only provide medication with cannabis derivatives instead of cannabis itself. So Romania’s legal medicine is limited to standard forms of medication like pills, capsules and oils. Patients can’t smoke, vape or consume edibles that contain CBD. The medication must also have 0.2% of THC or less.
Romania was the 10th member of the European Union to legalize medical marijuana. In October 2013, Romania legalized medication created from cannabis derivatives. However cannabis is treated the same way as other narcotics — while it’s heavily controlled, patients can use it if they have a prescription and if it contains 0.2% of THC or less.
In late November 2019, the Romanian Senate has adopted a draft law which envisages the legalization of Cannabis for medical use. The draft law is currently pending before the Chamber of Deputies which is the decisive body in this case. Under the Draft Law, the following Cannabis components may be used for medical purposes: Cannabis, Cannabis resin, extracts, tinctures and also THC, its isomers and their stereochemical variants. The permitted quantity of THC is maximum 20%.
buy products containing above 0.2% of THC for recreational use No
No. Products containing more than 0.2% THC are not legal in Romania. However this might change in the future, as in 2014 news outlets reported that the Romanian drug law was to be amended in favour of cannabis decriminalisation, although the law would still allow the government to impose fines at their discretion. Critics argue that these policies typically discriminate against the poor and socially disadvantaged.
Romania is no different than any other European nation in regards to the legal status of CBD. It is legal to purchase and use as long as the formulation contains less than the legally allowed THC concentration of 0.2% THC. Keep in mind that while CBD use is legal and not uncommon, the recreational use of THC is still illegal and not decriminalized.