Germany regulatory report: confusion about CBD status for end users



  • Executive summary
  • Hemp plant
  • Import and export requirements
  • Extracts
  • Finished products
  • Relevant laws
  • Relevant bodies


There are differing views as to whether an exemption under narcotics legislation applies to the sale of CBD products for end-user consumption in Germany. In this report we provide comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the regulations pertaining to CBD, such as sale of consumer products and raw materials, of which the latter remains a legal grey area. Gain insight into CBD as a novel food, its use in cosmetics, food supplements, pet food and vape products. Discussions surrounding the decriminalisation of cannabis is ongoing and we examine this as well as regulations for it’s use in prescribed medicine. Furthermore, we cover the regulations with regard to hemp seeds and hemp seed oil for you to understand the overall climate in Germany.


Number of pages: 14

Photo: Gerald Friedrich