CBD in Spain

Although CBD is not considered a scheduled substance in Spain, there are still plenty of regulations in place for its use in different products. This page contains all of our regulatory and market reports on Spain, as well as our extensive news coverage and interactive trackers and databases. All of our regulatory live alerts can also be found here.

Restrictions on CBD isolate depend on its intended use in Spain

CBD is not a scheduled substance and is governed by general consumer and chemical safety rules. There are no apparent restrictions on the sale of CBD isolates, but depending on the intended use, other regulatory regimes may apply. It is unclear if the authorities will ever require the traceability of products in order to identify the source (e.g. from high THC plants or flowering tops) of CBD sold in its pure form; currently this is not the case.

Legalisation of cannabis for medicinal and/or recreational purposes is becoming a topic for discussion. That said, large-scale changes are not expected for in the short term as the main political parties remain conservative on such issues.

Hemp flower has become increasingly available in Spanish tobacconists (estancos) and even on corner newsstands – even though its sale is not permitted under Spanish law. And there has been a noticeable increase in its availability and visibility since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.