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.

Slovakia regulatory snapshot, August 2019

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 21st August 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Under Slovak law, CBD is classed as a psychotropic substance and as such it cannot be extracted, stored, or used for manufacture of final products without authorisation under the Narcotics Act ...

Chile regulatory snapshot, July 2019

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 2nd August 2019 || Regulatory reports |

This report examines the somewhat ambiguous legal position of hemp and CBD products in Chile, where there is no clear legislative regime for CBD, and where isolated CBD is not a scheduled substance ...

South Africa regulatory snapshot

Written by Marija Obradovic || 20th June 2019 || Regulatory reports |

While cannabis and hemp are controlled substances in South Africa, most finished CBD products are probably legal without a licence – as long as they meet certain conditions ...

Florida regulatory snapshot

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 4th June 2019 || Regulatory reports |

As part of our ongoing series of concise reports on how CBD is regulated across the US, we look at Florida – where a new law is on the way ...

Russia regulatory snapshot

Written by Marija Obradovic || 28th May 2019 || Regulatory reports |

CBD-Intel's report on the regulatory status of CBD in Russia provides all you need to know about the present legal status of CBD, plus hemp cultivation and much...

North Carolina regulatory snapshot

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

As part of our ongoing series of concise reports on how CBD is regulated across the United States, we look at North Carolina – where changes could be on the horizon ...

Michigan regulatory snapshot

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 15th May 2019 || Regulatory reports |

CBD products derived from industrial hemp are legal in the US state of Michigan, subject to certain conditions and regulations, which are explained in this CBD-Intel snapshot ...

Ohio regulatory snapshot

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 14th May 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Hemp is legal only for medical purposes under current Ohio state law, which makes no distinction between hemp and marijuana. But changes may be coming after the Senate passed a regulating bill ...

New York State regulatory snapshot

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 13th May 2019 || Regulatory reports |

Our first regulatory snapshot on New York State explains the legal status of CBD and CBD products, hemp and hemp extracts, and the rules governing their cultivation, processing, import and export ...

Turkey regulatory snapshot

Written by Lenka Hajnovicova || 7th May 2019 || Regulatory reports |

While the regulations governing CBD are extremely harsh, the Turkish government recently announced the launch of hemp cultivation for industrial use on a large scale ...

California regulatory snapshot

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 7th May 2019 || Regulatory reports |

The sale of CBD, hemp extracts and flowers is legal in California, subject to a minimal regulatory burden, which CBD-Intel explains in detail in our first US state regulatory snapshot ...

CBD in Serbia: regulatory snapshot

Written by Marija Obradovic || 19th February 2019 || Regulatory reports |

While CBD is not specifically regulated in Serbia, CBD-Intel has found clear differences between legal theory and production practice, and confusion within the authorities, in a country that aims to join the EU in 2025 ...

CBD in Brazil: regulatory snapshot

Written by Marija Obradovic || 8th February 2019 || Regulatory reports |

A bill on the regulation of medical cannabis is currently being debated in the national legislature of Brazil, where CBD is a controlled substance and industrial hemp, like the cannabis plant, is banned ...

CBD in Sweden: regulatory snapshot

Written by Elba Manzanilla Zapata || 5th February 2019 || Regulatory reports |

This report covers the regulatory status of CBD-related products in SwedenWhile the EU has allowed varieties of industrial hemp to be grown in Sweden in accordance with EU rules, cannabidiol extracts are currently widely subject to medicines legislation...

CBD in Portugal: regulatory snapshot

Written by Marija Obradovic || 4th February 2019 || Regulatory reports |

In our overview of CBD regulations in Portugal. we find that cultivation of industrial hemp is allowed, CBD edibles are interpreted as novel food and medical cannabis legislation has now been adopted ...

New Zealand regulatory snapshot

Written by Marija Obradovic || 14th January 2019 || Regulatory reports |

CBD-Intel guides you through the small print of CBD regulation in New Zealand, where CBD is classed as medicinal and the only part of the hemp plant that can be used in food is the seeds ...

Hungary regulatory snapshot

Written by Marija Obradovic || 4th January 2019 || Regulatory reports |

The regulation of CBD in Hungary is highly indistinct, with little direct legislation and no guidance offered by the authorities. CBD-Intel guides you through the known unknowns and the unknown knowns ...

China regulatory snapshot

Written by CBD-Intel || 18th December 2018 || Regulatory reports |

Industrial hemp farming is tolerated by Chinese authorities, but there is a lack of regulatory clarity; there is currently no mandatory national legislation for industrial hemp in China. Regional provinces that have historically been engaged with the hemp...