Is CBD Oil Legal in Mongolia?
Mongolia is a landlocked country in East Asia sandwiched between Russia and China. As one of the most expansive yet least populated countries in the world, Mongolia deals with crime caused by economic hardship and, in recent years, increasing drug related crime.
In recent years, the overall incidence of drug crime increased by 7.2 percent for all of Mongolia and 11.2 percent for its city centers. As disposable income continues to grow for most Mongolians, the country undergoes an awkward growing phase where too few institutional safety nets and too much excess income allow for consumers to pick up dangerous narcotics habits.
Is CBD Oil Allowed in Mongolia?
Though the government hasn’t put out much word about CBD, compounds with high concentrations of THC, such as marijuana and hash, are illegal for both medical and recreational purposes. Mongolian national police view both drug use and trafficking as an extreme threat, meaning that foreign tourists in possession of sparse amounts of drugs can undergo uncertain judicial processes.
Although drug use is becoming a greater issue in the country, most residents don’t have access to cannabis or hemp even though it grows naturally along the countryside. Some drug users opt to bribe law enforcers when caught in possession of hash since the fine is a mere $20 USD (20,000 tugurks). Carrying less than 5 grams of THC can result in a day or two prison sentence for residents, although the punishment for tourists is lot more opaque and unfair since they could be deemed drug traffickers.
In recent news, there has been a plan to grow massive amounts of industrial hemp in eastern Mongolia. One company dubbed HempMongolia LLC is planning to lease over 20,000 acres for hemp farming in the countryside to carry out cross breeding trials of Mongolian hemp mixed with Spanish breeds. The international company has been completely transparent with Mongolian government, stating that their primary purpose is to extract hemp into CBD treatments.
This news came as a shock to many, especially considering that the government has been traditionally harsh on anything resembling illicit substances. However, some experts believe that it’s par for the course since the government has actually been very inconsistent in their application of drug laws.
What are the Benefits of Regular CBD Oil Use?
Studies have linked CBD with potentially positive impacts on users’ health and wellness over time. Though more research needs to be conducted, the World Health Organization recently stated that CBD has no known negative health impacts, as well as being both non-addictive and non-toxic. According to some, CBD could help with conditions that include:
- Vasoconstriction, which is implicated in heart disease
- Stress oxidation
- Anxiety, depression, and PTSD
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Muscle Atrophy
- Insomnia and poor appetite