Is CBD Oil Legal in Cameroon?

by in International Law September 27, 2019

CBD laws are often overly complicated, confusing and vague. Most of the confusion that surrounds CBD products and cannabis are directly related to the fact that most people do not understand the difference between THC and CBD.


What is the difference between THC and CBD?

  • THC is short for tetrahydrocannabinol. 
  • THC is a compound that is found in the marijuana plant, a type of cannabis. 
  • THC is known to be psychoactive. 
  • THC is what creates the euphoric sensation when consuming cannabis.
  • CBD refers to cannabidiol.
  • CBD is non-psychoactive. 
  • Legal Cannabidiol comes from the hemp plant, also a type of cannabis, specifically the Cannabis Sativa L strain, also known as industrial hemp.

This means that products, such as CBD oil do not create an intoxicating sensation for those who consume it, and you will not test positive on a drug test while consuming legal CBD.

Studies indicate that CBD may be of aid in the treatment of certain medical conditions.

  • Muscular Sclerosis
  • Arthritis
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic Inflammatory Conditions
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Nerve Conditions

The Legality of CBD in Cameroon

Currently, cannabis is illegal in Cameroon. Locally, cannabis is referred to as Banga. However, traditionally, cannabis has been used by women to help ease the pain of labor. This is accomplished by crushing the leaves of the cannabis plant and then rubbing it onto the stomach. Cannabis is also crushed and mixed with oil to be added to the hair to help promote growth.

Although cannabis remains illegal, in 2001, it was reported that Cameroon would legalize medical marijuana, but it would be imported from Canada.

The Bottom Line

Once again, we see conflicting laws and confusion surrounding the use of cannabis. The limited information available on CBD products and cannabis in Cameroon can confuse those who travel to the country.

Although cannabis is used in Cameroon in a traditional sense, it is still deemed as illegal for recreational and medicinal use, and as of 2018, the Cameroon government has been working full force to combat the cultivation and sale of cannabis products.

Those who decide to travel to Cameroon should remain up-to-date about the local laws that surround CBD and cannabis products. Those who travel to places where CBD products are considered illegal should consider traveling with a prescription or leaving their CBD products at home.

Author: Leafwindow Team

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