Is CBD Oil Legal In Chile?
The laws surrounding cannabis and CBD products can be confusing. Places like Chile offer a new set of these laws to contribute to the confusion.
What Is CBD?
This is a good question and one that needs answering before the question of legality can properly be addressed.
- CBD is an acronym that refers to cannabidiol.
- CBD comes from a very specific strain of cannabis, the industrial hemp plant.
- Hemp is also known as Cannabis Sativa L plant.
- CBD is non-psychoactive.
- CBD products do not create the intoxicating effects that marijuana does.
- CBD is used to treat a variety of medical conditions.
Studies have shown that CBD may be helpful with the following conditions:
- Nerve Conditions
- Inflammatory Conditions
- Muscular Sclerosis
CBD And Chilean Law
Cannabis is illegal for public consumption and on all production levels. However, Chile has one of the largest cannabis consumption rates per capita in Latin America.
During 2014, cultivators who had federal permission began growing cannabis in Chile. One of these cultivators, located in Santiago, produces oil for those who suffer from cancer.
In 2015, A bill allowing citizens of Chile to grow up to six plants per residence for “medical, recreational or spiritual reasons” was passed in the lower house of congress by 68-39. Next, this law will go to the Chilean Senate vote.
During 2017, Chilean firm Alef Biotechnology partnered with Canadian licensed producer Tilray obtained approval for importing 600 bottles of 25-milliliter cannabis drops. There are two different variations of these drops that were imported: TC100 and T100.
TC100 contains 5 milligrams of THC and 5 milligrams of CBD per drop. T100 contains 10 milligrams of THC and 0 milliliters of CBD per drop.
These drops were sold with a special prescription across Santiago originally. However, they are now available across the country. These drops are considered non-registered pharmaceutical products.
Sativex, produced by GW Pharmaceuticals in the United Kingdom is the only approved and registered cannabis-derived medicine available in Chile.
The Bottom Line
The bottom line is that each country varies in its laws surrounding CBD and cannabis. Those who use CBD products must know the current up-to-date laws per location that surround these products.
Chile has made some bold changes but they’ll need to continue to make strides in order to fully benefit from what legalized hemp might do for them. CBD products are becoming widely accepted throughout the world. With each country taking steps in the right direction, products like industrial hemp, cannabis and CBD will hopefully become available for everyone.