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Is CBD Oil Legal In Kyrgyzstan?

by in International Law September 30, 2019

Kyrgyzstan, officially the Kyrgyz Republic, is a former satellite nation of the Soviet Union located in Central Asia. Landlocked and mountainous, Kyrgyzstan has seen a precipitous climb in the incidence of drug smuggling, domestic drug use, and drug related violence in the region ever since the collapse of the USSR.

The problem with marijuana and hemp trafficking in the country is two-fold. First, as the country improves its infrastructure and social institutions in the major cities, crime syndicates are better able to smuggle illicit substances in and out of the country. Second, minor improvements in societal and economic well-being promote more cannabis use in the short term, since individuals have more liquid capital to spend in the drug economy.

Unless the republic decides to decriminalize common substances like hemp, users – and especially the country’s youth – will always fall under the influence of entrenched criminal organizations.

Is CBD Oil Allowed In Kyrgyzstan?

Although both kinds of cannabis, marijuana and hemp, are illegal in Kyrgyzstan, the nation has a long and rich history of usage. Many have posited that the region is the “ancestral homeland” of the cannabis plant. It was only in the last decade of the 20th century that the Prime Minister of the country proposed statewide control of cannabis fields in order to throttle drug trade.

Some officials have sought to legalize hemp and high THC compounds in order to reduce addiction, gain tax revenue, and undercut the power of organized transnational crime. Legalizing mild substances like hemp, which is completely non-addictive and non-psychoactive, could promote more tourism into the country as well.

For now, all consumers should be cognizant that hemp is considered a narcotic substance that is illegal for both recreational and medical use. Travelers to Kyrgyzstan would be wise to not bring their CBD with them as currently it is considered illegal and it is unlikely that the authorities there will understand or recognize a medical recommendation for the substance.

 Fortunately, support is growing for enabling CBD markets and consumers to their own make personal health choices. As hemp becomes increasingly legal all around the world, it’s only a matter of time before nations in Central Asia change their tune concerning CBD.

What Are The Benefits Of Regular CBD Oil Use?

Researchers claim to have linked CBD use to users’ increased mental, emotional, and physical well being. According to the claims of many current users, CBD could help with a diverse array of conditions that include:

  • Insomnia
  • Restless Leg Syndrome and muscle spasms
  • Depression, anxiety, social issues, and PTSD
  • High blood pressure and vasoconstriction, two of the most common symptoms of heart disease
  • Chronic pain worsened by inflammation, such as arthritis, sciatica, nerve pain, and joint pain
  • Skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, facial redness and premature aging
  • Poor appetite and rapidly changing body weight
  • Epilepsy and other seizure disorders

Author: Leafwindow Team

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