CBD in Russia

Despite once being very strict with regulations around CBD and relating products, the Russian market is slowly opening, heading in a positive direction for the industry. This page includes all of our detailed full-length Russian market and regulatory reports, as well as both business and regulatory briefings covering current updates from the country.

Although not scheduled, CBD is regulated strictly alongside THC in Russia

Cannabis, cannabis resin and cannabis oil are included in List 1 of the List of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors, the circulation of which is prohibited in Russia. This means the production, processing, distribution and possession of cannabis and cannabis products are all prohibited.

Industrial hemp is not specifically defined, but a government decree states that only low-THC hemp (0.1%) can be grown. The distinction between hemp used for industrial purposes and narcotic cannabis is thus established solely on the basis of THC content.

The manufacture and sale of CBD-containing products are not explicitly illegal, but we believe Russian authorities may regard them that way. That said, there are some websites that sell CBD products in Russia.