Is CBD Oil Legal In Slovenia?

by in International Law October 1, 2019

CBD has taken the world by storm. The substance has become wildly popular in the past few years. The reason? Millions of users and some scientific evidence has demonstrated that CBD may be helpful for a variety of physical and emotional ailments.

The popularity of CBD has helped to explode its industry potential. CBD is now expected to generate $1 billion by the end of 2020, then grow to an astonishing $20 billion by 2024. Those estimates may even be on the conservative side; another says that CBD will actually hit $22 billion by 2022.

Helping to drive this industry boom is a changing legal landscape. CBD, like marijuana, comes from the cannabis plant; however, that’s where the similarities end, as CBD lacks the necessary concentrations of THC (or tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the component of marijuana which gets someone “high”) to cause intoxication. As a result, many countries throughout the world are changing their laws and legalizing CBD.

One such example is Slovenia.

Is CBD Oil Allowed In Slovenia?

Yes, CBD Oil is Legal in Slovenia. Industrial hemp – with concentrations of .2% THC (similar to much of what is found in the rest of Europe) is exempt from laws barring cannabis. As a result, as long as the CBD has less than .2% THC, it is legal.

The result of this legality has opened up a slew of CBD businesses in the country. Many of these businesses supply bars and cafes with CBD that they can sell in their establishments. As noted in one article, it is relatively easy to find CBD in these establishments, but finding CBD-specific stores remains difficult. CBD which is sold by these suppliers include flowers, hash, creme, chocolate and specific CBD for pets.

As a result of these laws, it is legal to purchase CBD on the internet in Slovenia, provided that the CBD complies with all local and country-wide CBD regulations.

Other Marijuana Laws In Slovenia

Amendments to Slovenian law in 2017 changed cannabis to a Class II drug, allowing for it to be used for medical purposes. A variety of laws and regulations promulgated since that time have set quality standards and guidelines for the prescription of medical marijuana. This was a step forward from 2013, when changes in the law allowed for cannabinoids – but not marijuana – to be used as medicine.

As of 2018, the Slovenian medical marijuana program was moving slowly, with only 160 patients enrolled. At the same time, an estimated 30,000 were illegally self-medicating with marijuana.

Recreational marijuana remains illegal in the country. However, possession of a small amount of marijuana is largely decriminalized and not classified as a criminal act; violators can face a small fine or jail sentence, and both can be reduced further if the violator accepts treatment.

Author: Leafwindow Team

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