Regulatory reports

Our regulatory reports provide legal and regulatory analysis for different countries and complex areas of the CBD industry. The majority of the reports focus on specific countries, providing a detailed overview of the regulatory landscape along with all current and possible future restrictions, definitions, as well as the relevant laws and governing bodies. In addition, we offer a number of other reports that analyse controversial and obscure areas and provide straightforward explanations along with our interpretation of the law.

Regulatory report: Japan

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 17th September 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
Japan
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This regulatory report covers all aspects of the regulatory regime for hemp and CBD in Japan, including medical cannabis and import/export laws ...

Regulatory report: Lithuania

Written by CBD-Intel || 4th August 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Lithuania
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This regulatory report provides a detailed analysis of the current regulations in place in Lithuania, as well as discussing possible future legislation that could change the legal framework ...

Regulatory report: Russia

Written by CBD-Intel || 30th July 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Russia
World
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Russia allows industrial hemp to be grown, but with limitations. This report provides an overview of the current regulatory regime in place for CBD and hemp in Russia ...

Regulatory report: Taiwan

Written by CBD-Intel || 23rd July 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
Taiwan
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report provides an overview of the regulatory regime for CBD and hemp in Taiwan ...

Regulatory report: Uruguay

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 15th July 2020 || Regulatory reports |

South America
Uruguay
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report offers a comprehensive overview of the regulatory regime for CBD and cannabis in Uruguay, including rules around extracts, finished products, import/export and medicinal and recreation cannabis ...

Regulatory report: China

Written by CBD-Intel || 14th July 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
China
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report offers a regulatory overview of hemp and CBD in China, covering mainland China, as well as provincial regulations in Yunnan, Heilongjiang, and Jilin province ...

Regulatory report: Ukraine

Written by CBD-Intel || 9th July 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Ukraine
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The Ukrainian legal framework distinguishes between industrial hemp and cannabis. This report provides a clear analysis of the current regulatory framework for CBD and related products in Ukraine ...

Social media and the advertising of CBD: policy report

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 2nd July 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
China
North America
United States
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report investigates the current situation with respect to advertising CBD products via the most widely used social media platforms ...

Regulatory report: Romania

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 30th June 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Romania
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Pure CBD is not a scheduled substance in Romania. This report examines the current regulatory framework for hemp and CBD in Romania, covering all aspects from import and export to medical and recreational cannabis ...

Regulatory report: Florida

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 15th June 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Florida
North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report provides an up-to-date analysis of the current regulatory regime for CBD and hemp-related products in the US state of Florida ...

Regulatory report: Germany

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 8th June 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Germany
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Medical cannabis is legal in Germany, where domestic cultivation is expected to begin in autumn 2020. This report covers Germany's regulatory regime for cannabis and CBD ...

Regulatory report: Jilin province, China

Written by CBD-Intel || 1st June 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
China
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Jilin province is the third province in China to be actively working on hemp regulation. This report offers an analysis on the potential upcoming regulations, looking at all aspects from imports to cultivation ...

Regulatory report: Hungary

Written by CBD-Intel || 22nd May 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Hungary
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report offers a comprehensive overview of the current regulations in place in Hungary for CBD and related products, including laws around medical and recreational cannabis ...

Regulatory report: Hong Kong

Written by CBD-Intel || 19th May 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
Hong Kong
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report provides an overview of the current regulatory landscape for CBD and hemp in Hong Kong, including analysis of the restrictions relating to medical and recreational cannabis ...

Regulatory report: South Korea

Written by Marija Obradovic || 18th May 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
South Korea
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report offers our analysis of the regulatory regime in South Korea for CBD and related products, including extracts and finished products, their import and export, and medical and recreational cannabis ...

Regulatory report: Czech Republic

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 14th May 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Czech Republic
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report offers a thorough overview of the current regulatory regime for CBD in the Czech Republic, covering all aspects from extracts and finished products to medical and recreational cannabis ...

Regulatory report: Virginia

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 7th May 2020 || Regulatory reports |

North America
United States
Virginia
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report offers an overview of the regulatory landscape in the US state of Virginia, including information on cultivation, finished products and import/export...

Regulatory report: Oklahoma

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 28th April 2020 || Regulatory reports |

North America
Oklahoma
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report offers an overview of the regulatory landscape in the US state of Oklahoma, including information on cultivation, finished products and import/export restrictions ...

Regulatory report: US states’ smokable hemp regulations by state

Written by CBD-Intel || 27th April 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North America
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
United States
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Regulation and Legislation
US federal regulation
Vapour/Smokable
Regulatory reports
With the federal legalisation of hemp in the US , states were left to enact their own legislation to adapt. CBD-Intel provides an overview of US law on smokable hemp, along with analysis of each state’s rules ...

Regulatory report: Colombia

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 24th April 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Colombia
South America
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Cultivation of cannabis and manufacture of cannabis-derived products is permitted in Colombia under a licence. This report provides all current regulatory information in place in the country ...

Regulatory report: Mexico

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 23rd April 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Mexico
North America
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Cultivation and processing of hemp is currently not allowed in Mexico, however there have been recent proposals for legalisation. This report provides an overview of the current regulatory landscape, as well as likely future regulation ...

Regulatory report: Croatia

Written by CBD-Intel || 16th April 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Croatia
Europe
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Pure CBD is not itself regulated under the Croatian drug regime. This report provides a detailed overview of the current regulatory framework, including finished products, extracts, medical and recreational cannabis ...

Regulatory report: Europe’s regulation of herbal products for smoking

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 9th April 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Belgium
EU
Europe
EU regulation
Regulation and Legislation
Vapour/Smokable
Regulatory reports
Not all European markets offer the same business opportunities, and while some countries offer few some others do allow some CBD businesses to flourish in some areas. This report covers regulation of herbal smoking products in Europe ...

Regulatory report: hemp cultivation prohibited in Malaysia

Written by Marija Obradovic || 3rd March 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Asia
Malaysia
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Malaysia has a tough regime on hemp products. Cultivation is prohibited because hemp falls into the cannabis legal framework. The previous government had started to look into the possibility of legalising hemp cultivation and processing ...

Regulatory report: Texas snapshot, February 2020

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 25th February 2020 || Regulatory reports |

North America
Texas
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The regulatory snapshot gives a comprehensive overview of the current regulatory landscape in Texas, detailing import and export laws, rules around vaping, cosmetic and pet food products as well as foodstuffs ...

Florida regulatory snapshot, January 2020 (update)

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 11th February 2020 || Regulatory reports |

Florida
North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report on Florida provides updated information on our last report from the end of year, specifying updates to regulation relating to seeds, foodstuffs and pet food ...

CBD and food products in the US: FAQs

Written by CBD-Intel || 29th January 2020 || Regulatory reports |

North America
United States
Food
Regulation and Legislation
US federal regulation
Regulatory reports
This report identifies and answers some of the most important questions surrounding the legality and regulation of CBD and food in the US ...

New York State regulatory snapshot, January 2020 – update

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 1st January 2020 || Regulatory reports |

New York
North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The approval of Senate Bill 6184, which will be effective on 8th March 2020, introduces a new licensing regime to New York State, changes the definition of industrial hemp, and provides other amendments to regulation ...

Florida regulatory snapshot, December 2019

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 30th December 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Florida
North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
While the bill legalising planting and growing in hemp has been enacted in Florida, planting hemp is not yet allowed. This report outlines current regulations, focusing on processing, import/export and permits, as well as extracts and finished products...

Pure CBD not a scheduled substance: Spain regulatory report

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 30th December 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Spain
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Hemp cultivation for industrial purposes in Spain is allowed, provided that the plant contains less than 0.2% THC. This report provides in-depth coverage of the regulations and restrictions of CBD in Spain ...

USDA publishes interim rule with tentative hemp regulation

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 11th December 2019 || Regulatory reports |

North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
US federal regulation
Regulatory reports
The US Department of Agriculture hemp rules have been published, developing the 2018 federal Farm Bill in time to offer guidance to farmers for the 2020 hemp growing season. This report provides in-depth information ...

CBD and sports: an essential guide

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 10th December 2019 || Regulatory reports |

EU
Europe
North America
United States
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
This report examines the legal scope of the use of CBD in sport within the principal sport organisations based in North America and Europe. More specifically, it looks at the position and policies of major leagues and sports...

CBD considered a medicine: Finland regulatory report

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 9th December 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Finland
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
CBD is considered a medicine in Finland and any CBD-infused product, whether for human or animal use, would be classified as a medicinal product. This report provides a comprehensive overview of the regulatory landscape of CBD in Finland...

Regulation of CBD in edibles: an international overview

Written by CBD-Intel || 25th November 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Africa
Asia
Australasia
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Europe
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hong Kong
Hungary
India
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Latvia
Lithuania
Malta
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
North America
Peru
Poland
Portugal
Russia
Serbia
Slovakia
South Africa
South America
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Turkey
United Kingdom
World
Food
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The CBD industry navigates a complex and changing regulatory landscape across the world, with parts of the industry operating in a grey area. This is particularly the case for one of the most popular product categories on the...

International regulation of CBD in cosmetics: a global overview

Written by CBD-Intel || 21st November 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Africa
Asia
Australasia
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Europe
France
Germany
Greece
Hong Kong
Hungary
India
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
North America
Norway
Peru
Poland
Portugal
Russia
Serbia
Slovakia
South Africa
South America
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Turkey
United Kingdom
World
Cosmetics
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
The regulatory landscape for CBD products varies across the world and constantly changing, making compliance a potential minefield. This report provides an overview of the current legal status of CBD cosmetics in key markets around the world ...

Zero THC and no flower in end products: France regulatory report

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 20th November 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
France
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Cannabis regulation in France is considered to be among the most stringent in Europe and violations of law are punished with severe penalties. This report provides regulatory information on aspects from import and export to finished products and...

Arizona regulatory snapshot, November 2019

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 14th November 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Arizona
North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Hemp is only allowed to be grown in Arizona for commercial or research purposes. This snapshot provides an overview of restrictions relating to import and export, processing, licences, extracts and finished products ...

Hawaii regulatory snapshot, October 2019

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 31st October 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Hawaii
North America
United States
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
Hawaii has not yet implemented the 2018 US federal Farm Bill and is operating under the 2014 Farm Bill. This report outlines current regulations, focusing on processing, import/export and permits, as well as extracts and finished products ...

Latvia regulatory snapshot, October 2019

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 21st October 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Europe
Latvia
Regulation and Legislation
Regulatory reports
In our latest look at the regulatory landscape in Latvia, we can see the different areas into which CBD falls and the changes to the law that look set to come into effect in 2020 ...