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Is CBD Oil Legal In Romania?

by in International Law October 1, 2019

Be it at the corner store, the grocers or on the internet, CBD seems like it is available everywhere these days. The compound – which comes from the cannabis plant – has become very popular in the past couple of years. Revenue estimates have shot through the roof – $1 billion by 2020 and $20 billion by 2024 – as a result of its increasing popularity. 

The reason CBD has become so popular? Some scientific evidence and a slew of anecdotal reports from users show that CBD may be helpful at addressing a range of physical and emotional problems. As a result of its popularity and a change in scientific judgement, many countries throughout the world have become to update their CBD laws, recognizing that the compound is not a drug and should be treated differently.

Is CBD Oil Allowed In Romania?

Yes, CBD Oil is Legal in Romania. Romanian law has explicit prohibitions on other drugs, but not CBD. CBD can be obtained in the country, but only if it contains less than .2% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the chemical component of cannabis most commonly associated with the intoxicating effects of marijuana).

Medical Marijuana In Romania

Derivatives of medical marijuana is legal in the country, but only in low THC amounts – less than .2%. This has been legal since 2013 in the country. Therefore, while medical marijuana is legal to an extent, it is not considered to be fully legal in the country.

However, it is possible that this will change in the future. According to a March 2019 report, Romania’s Health Industry created a commission to examine liberalizing the country’s medical marijuana laws to allow for cannabis for medical uses, such as terminal cancer. The report went on to note that over a dozen members of the European Union (of which Romania is a member) already have some medical cannabis law, with many in the early stages of creating the necessary regulatory framework.

Punishment For Drug Crimes In Romania

CBD and limited forms of medical marijuana are legal in the country, but other uses are not. Cannabis use has been illegal in Romania since 1928. However, Romania’s specific sentencing is different than most other places. While the use of drugs is illegal, there is no set punishment specified in the law

This goes for punishment for actually possessing drugs, the type of drug used and the amount of offenses committed. However, if requested by an offender, a person has the option of being treated for drug addiction, rather than being sentenced to prison. Thus, Romania’s drug laws are not as harsh as some of their neighbors which do not allow for such options.

Author: Leafwindow Team

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