Are you a CBD user and traveler seeking to hike the majestic mountains and regal rainforests of Brazil? Before you fly to this thriving land of tropical birds and exotic plants, take the time to brush up on the area’s laws concerning a very particular plant: industrial hemp.
When it comes to cannabinoids of all kinds, Brazil is much more restrictive. Read on to find out the details so your trip goes without a hitch.
Is CBD legal in Brazil?
So how firm exactly is Brazil when it comes to the legislature surrounding hemp? Before 2015, all cannabis and its derivatives were prohibited regardless of the percentage of THC content. It’s laws remain strict today, but hemp-derived CBD has been permitted for medicinal use only with authorization from the National Sanitary Surveillance Agency (Anvisa). Only one Brazilian company called CBD Vida sells hemp-derived supplements to those with a prescription.
The country of Brazil also prohibits cannabis products of more than 30 mg of THC per mL or 30 mg of CBD per mL to be imported into the country. Understandably, no Brazilian companies grow hemp at this time.
Because of these tight restrictions, it is recommended to do additional research on the country’s laws to ensure protection from legal trouble.
Can I travel with CBD?
Sorry… at this time, you won’t be allowed to bring CBD into the country with you.
Can I ship CBD in?
Unfortunately, recreational users are out of luck. Brazil does not permit this particular demographic to buy CBD online. However, if you have a medical card, you will be allowed to ship it in.
A FINAL NOTE: We hope you will consider this your starting point in understanding the legality of CBD in Brazil. Laws are subject to change. And although we strive to provide you with accurate information, we are not infallible. To stay educated and informed, we recommend you research and read more about the laws of your country.