There has been a never-ending debate on cannabidiol’s (CBD) safety and legality. Governments around the world have mixed views about it and they set in place varying laws and regulations surrounding its use. In many cases,people are confused as to whether they can use CBD products or not.
Here are some of the key facts surrounding the legality of CBD and similar compounds in Hong Kong.
CBD in Hong Kong
To set things straights,it is legal to use CBD in Hong Kong as the government does not consider it as a dangerous drug. According to a CBD brand Felix & Company,people in the country are allowed to buy,process,and consume CBD products so long as they are free of tetrahydrocannabinoid (THC),which is the main psychoactive component of cannabis or marijuana plant.
THC and its derivatives are illegal in Hong Kong; thus,any product that contains these substances is banned from the market. Most registered CBD product manufacturers work with third-party lab testing providers to ensure that their goods do not contain THC.
CBD oil or hemp oil,along with most hemp products are considered food-based. This means there are no restrictions in terms of its manufacture,sale,and consumption.
Note that CDB is illegal in certain countries. So if you are a Hong Kong citizen who uses CBD for wellness or medical purposes and you plan to travel abroad,make sure to know the laws and regulations of your destination. Also,if you travel to another country and plan to buy a CBD product,make sure to read the label as there could be THC content in the product. The last thing you’d want to do is committing a criminal offense by bringing an illegal product back to Hong Kong. Note that in the US and many other countries,CBD products are allowed to contain less than 0.3% of THC.
It is very important to know the legalities surrounding CBD. The laws and regulations concerning this compound can be changing so make sure to check with the authorities regularly as well.
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