Cannabis can be grown and transformed in Italy for medical purposes under an authorisation regime or as industrial hemp.
The THC content of plants must not be more than 0.2%, however no responsibility is charged to farmers if the crop results in traces of up to 0.6%.
There is no legal restriction for the import, export and extraction of pure CBD isolates as it is not a controlled substance under Italian narcotics law.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture considers the THC limit for commercial products to be 0.2%, however for hemp-derived food products it must be 0%.
The Ministry of Health interprets that CBD may not be currently placed on the market as a food supplement or food product/ingredient.
Following a Customs and Monopoly Agency circular, CBD-containing vapour products (with or without nicotine) are in a grey area until the Ministry of Health clarifies its position....