Therefore, farmers who want to extract derivatives from industrial hemp (including CBD), must obtain a cannabis processing license.
Canada has very strict regulations about who can sell cannabis products. Everything from the storage, labeling, advertising, and pricing are tightly controlled by the Canadian government.
The active ingredient in marijuana is THC. Most THC in the cannabis plant is a specific isomer called delta 9 THC.
Can I Take CBD Oils From Canada to the US?
It’s illegal to transport any cannabis products across the US-Canada border. This is true even in cases where the border-state considers CBD completely legal. Even though you’re traveling from Canada to a legal-US state, the border is the domain of the federal government — where Cannabis is considered a Schedule I drug.
Under this program, Canadian farmers can grow low-THC cannabis — which we’ll refer to as industrial hemp — under government-regulated conditions. To cultivate, process, and sell industrial hemp, Canadian farmers must obtain a federal license.
Do not cross any borders with CBD products.
Under the IHR, industrial hemp does not include derivatives obtained from the flowering parts of the leaves.
The Industrial Hemp Regulations authorize importing and exporting industrial hemp seed or grain, but not the flowering heads, branches or leaves.
To cultivate any cannabis plants that you intend to sell, you must have a federal licence issued under the Cannabis Act.
Hemp-seed oil is marketed in Canada in:
Importing and exporting industrial hemp
All phytocannabinoids are regulated under the new Cannabis Act. The Act came into force on October 17, 2018.
Hemp-seed oil is oil made from pressing the grain of hemp plants. It is processed like other oil seeds, such as canola. In order for hemp-seed oil to be exempt from the Cannabis Act, it can’t contain more than 10 parts per million of THC.
The flowering heads, branches and leaves may only be imported or exported by a licence holder under the Cannabis Regulations:
Deliberately adding phytocannabinoids to such products is not permitted.
As long as you are purchasing your CBD products from a registered retailer, who sells products made by licensed producers, everything will be legal and above board, and as an added bonus, your safety should also be ensured, because there should not be any risk of the product containing anything you don’t know about.
“However, producers of beverages and natural health products that contain even small amounts of CBD derive the compound from other parts of the plant, which is illegal outside of Health Canada’s medical and recreational marijuana system”
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Regulation for Safety
Allow us to elaborate, and try and shed some light on CBD legality in Canada.
So there you have it, there are some complexities, but essentially, as long as you are buying your CBD products from a trusted and registered retailer, then the products will be made legally, and you are 100% legally allowed to use them as much, or as little as you’d like!
It is important to note that CBD legalisation in Canada covers both recreational and medicinal use. CBD can also be made available on prescription, in these cases, CBD with a THC content of 0.3% or above are legal.
We are simply bringing you the information needed to make an informed decision on what you want to use CBD for, and what you are comfortable using our products for.