Europe is most certainly leading the way in regards to legislation, however the laws are largely set around the requirement for a low or almost non-existent level of THC. The table below shows the CBD allowance for each country:

Country Legisation On CBD
Afghanistan Illegal
Albania Illegal
Algeria Illegal
Andorra Illegal
Angola Illegal
Antigua and Barbuda Illegal
Argentina Under 0.2% is allowed
Armenia Illegal
Australia Illegal
Austria Under 0.2% is allowed
Azerbaijan Illegal
Bahamas Illegal
Bahrain Illegal
Bangladesh Illegal
Barbados Illegal
Belarus Illegal
Belgium Under 0.2% is allowed
Belize Under 0.2% is allowed
Benin Illegal
Bhutan Illegal
Bolivia Illegal
Bosnia and Herzegovina Illegal
Botswana Illegal
Brazil Illegal
Brunei Illegal
Bulgaria 0.2% max
Burkina Faso Illegal
Burundi Illegal
Cabo Verde Illegal
Cambodia Illegal
Cameroon Illegal
Canada Fully legalised, the 2nd country to do so
Central African Republic Illegal
Chad Illegal
Chile Up to 0.2%
China 0.2% max
Colombia 0.2% allowed
Comoros Illegal
Congo, Democratic Republic of Illegal
Congo, Republic of Illegal
Costa Rica 0.2% allowed
Cote d’Ivoire Illegal
Croatia Max 0.2%
Cuba Illegal
Cyprus 0.2% THC max
Czech Republic 0.2% allowed
Denmark Prescription only, but allowed up to 0.2%, except allowed in creams & balms
Djibouti Illegal
Dominica Illegal
Dominican Republic Illegal
East Timor Illegal
Ecuador Illegal
Egypt Illegal
El Salvador Illegal
Equatorial Guinea Illegal
Eritrea Illegal
Estonia 0.2% THC
Eswatini Illegal
Ethiopia Illegal
Fiji Illegal
Finland 0.2% THC
France Permitted up to 0.2% THC
Gabon Illegal
The Gambia Illegal
Georgia 0.2% THC
Germany 0.2% THC
Ghana Illegal
Greece 0.2% THC
Grenada Illegal
Guatemala 0.2% THC
Guinea Illegal
Guinea-Bissau Illegal
Guyana Illegal
Haiti Illegal
Honduras Illegal
Hungary 0.2% THC
Iceland 0.2% THC
India 0.2% THC
Indonesia Illegal
Iran Illegal
Iraq Illegal
Ireland 0.2% THC
Israel Illegal
Italy 0.2% THC
Jamaica Illegal
Japan Illegal
Jordan Illegal
Kazakhstan Illegal
Kenya Illegal
Kiribati Illegal
North Korea Illegal
South Korea First in East Asia to allow CBD, but must be signed off by doctor and THC is still illegal
Kosovo Illegal
Kuwait Illegal
Kyrgyzstan Illegal
Laos Illegal
Latvia 0.2% THC
Lebanon Illegal
Lesotho Illegal
Liberia Illegal
Libya Illegal
Liechtenstein Illegal
Lithuania 0.2% THC
Luxembourg Up to 0.3% permitted
Madagascar Illegal
Malawi Illegal
Malaysia Illegal
Maldives Illegal
Mali Illegal
Malta 0.2% THC
Marshall Islands Illegal
Mauritania Illegal
Mauritius Illegal
Mexico Products with up to 1% THC are now allowed
Micronesia Illegal
Moldova Illegal
Monaco Illegal
Mongolia Illegal
Montenegro Illegal
Morocco Illegal
Mozambique Illegal
Myanmar Illegal
Namibia Illegal
Nauru Illegal
Nepal Illegal
Netherlands 0.2% THC
New Zealand Illegal
Nicaragua Illegal
Niger Illegal
Nigeria Illegal
North Macedonia Illegal
Norway 0.2% THC
Oman Illegal
Pakistan Illegal
Palau Illegal
Panama Illegal
Papau New Guinea Illegal
Paraguay 0.2% THC
Peru 0.2% THC
Philippines Illegal
Poland 0.2% THC
Portugal 0.2% THC
Qatar Illegal
Romania 0.2% THC
Russia Illegal
Rwanda Illegal
Saint Kitts and Nevis Illegal
Saint Lucia Illegal
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Illegal
Samoa Illegal
San Marino Illegal
Sao Tome and Principe Illegal
Saudi Arabia Illegal
Senegal Illegal
Serbia Illegal
Seychelles Illegal
Sierra Leone Illegal
Singapore Illegal
Slovakia 0.2% THC
Slovenia 0.2% THC
Solomon Islands Illegal
Somalia Illegal
South Africa 0.2% THC
Spain Illegal
Sri Lanka Illegal
Sudan Illegal
South Sudan Illegal
Suriname Illegal
Sweden 0.2% THC
Switzerland Allowed up to 1% THC
Syria Illegal
Taiwan Illegal
Tajikistan Illegal
Tanzania Illegal
Thailand Illegal
Togo Illegal
Tonga Illegal
Trinidad and Tobago Illegal
Tunisia Illegal
Turkey Illegal
Turkmenistan Illegal
Tuvalu Illegal
Uganda Illegal
Ukraine Illegal
United Arab Emirates Illegal
United Kingdom Up to 0.5% THC is now acceptable, from one of the 63 EU approved industrial hemp strains
United States Illegal
Uruguay 0.2% THC
Uzbekistan Illegal
Vanuatu Illegal
Vatican City Illegal
Venezuela Illegal
Vietnam Illegal
Yemen Illegal
Zambia Illegal
Zimbabwe Illegal

How Are Laws Changing?

While this is the correct data as of the time of writing in 2019, the laws are constantly changing and relaxing, therefore I will try to keep this constantly up to date. On the other hand, if you notice one of these has changed recently, please do get in contact to update me, as I don’t want to be offering any poor advice.

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