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Is CBD Oil Legal In Iceland?

by in International Law September 30, 2019

Unfortunately the simple answer to this question is no, CBD is not legal in Iceland at this time. There seems to be a fundamental misunderstanding sometimes of exactly what CBD is. 

Most people are confused in regards to the laws that surround cannabis, hemp and CBD. These laws tend to vary depending on location. The majority of this confusion stems from a lack of understanding of the differences between the compounds THC and CBD.

CBD And THC

  • CBD is an acronym used to refer to cannabidiol. 
  • Cannabidiol is non-psychoactive.
  •  It is found in a specific strain of cannabis known as industrial hemp or Cannabis Sativa L
  • Because CBD is non-psychoactive, it does not create an intoxicating effect.
  • Use of CBD will not make you test positive on a drug test.

Studies claim to have shown that CBD can allegedly be used to help treat various medical conditions. These conditions are often associated with chronic pain, muscle pain, inflammation and nerve conditions.

Researchers claim to have gathered preliminary evidence that the following conditions might be managed by the use of CBD, and mountains of anecdotal evidence from actual users also make the claim.

  • Muscle Spasms
  • Arthritis
  • Nerve Conditions
  • Rashes and Skin Conditions
  • Back Pain
  • Insomnia

THC is very different from CBD.

  • THC is an acronym that refers to tetrahydrocannabinol. 
  • THC is psychoactive, and it can be found within marijuana.
  • It creates a euphoric effect when consumed.
  • THC is illegal in quite a few places around the world.
  • THC will make you test positive on a drug test.

The Legality Of Cannabis And CBD In Iceland

Cannabis is illegal in Iceland for recreational and medicinal purposes, and there are harsh punishments for those who are found to cultivate cannabis. Possession of small amounts of cannabis likely will not result in jail time, however, possession can be subject to paying a fine and being arrested.

Although cannabis is illegal, a report done by the United Nation office on drugs and crime showed that Icelanders are one of the largest users of cannabis with 18.3% of people using cannabis products.

CBD products are also illegal in Iceland. This is because CBD products contain small amounts of THC within them. Although some places allow CBD products if they contain non-detectable amounts of THC within them, Iceland is not one of these places.

The Bottom Line

The bottom line is that CBD products and cannabis products are not legal in Iceland. There can be strict penalties that surround the cultivation of these products.

Those who have a valid prescription or live somewhere that CBD products are freely available should consider leaving their CBD products at home when traveling to Iceland.

Those who wish to use CBD products should always remain informed on the ever-changing laws that surround these products to avoid prosecution and penalties.

Author: Leafwindow Team

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