I recently became aware that CBD oil is legal in Japan. My question is: What percent of THC is allowed in CBD products in Japan? I’ve done quite a bit of shopping and researching online, and although there are a limited number of CBD products available with 0% THC, most have about 0.3%.
During my online research, one person commented that no more than 0.03% THC is the legal limit in Japan. Because this did not come from an official source, and because people often make mistakes (perhaps they meant to say 0.3%), I’d like to know what is the official legally-allowable percent of THC that CBD products may contain in Japan?
The law is THC is 0% legal, so full spectrum CBD oil is illegal, therefore anyone who says their CBD oil contains 0.3% THC is selling illegal products so be very careful.
CBD Isolate is legal is legal if it contains 0.0% THC and must test for that.
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You cannot bring or possess prohibited medications in Japan, even if the medication is legally obtained outside of Japan.
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Cannabis: Prohibited by the Cannabis Control Law.
Some products that are available over the counter in other countries, such as cold and flu remedies, are banned in Japan, and possession of even small amounts of them is punishable by lengthy imprisonment. Also, Cannabis (marijuana) is strictly banned in Japan, although it is permitted in some countries.