It’s no surprise that travelers are drawn to the majestically forested country of Finland–and if you’re planning for an upcoming trip as an active CBD user, understanding Finnish laws on hemp are an important part of preparation before boarding your plane.
So what regulations are in place? And how can you make sure your stay there goes without a hitch?
Is CBD legal in Finland?
You’ll be happy to hear that despite its track record of strong drug prohibition laws (with even heavy tobacco and alcohol taxes), non-psychoactive hemp and CBD oil (containing 0.2% or less THC) are in fact legal in Finland! Furthermore, medical cannabis is permitted for those with a prescription from a doctor. Even so, recreational cannabis remains illegal at this time and the cultivation of cannabis at home is forbidden.
Changes in politics are expected to shift in the future. As a smaller country with 50% of its citizens supporting decriminalisation and active drug policy discussions, change seems likely.
Finnish hemp farmers are permitted to cultivate hemp-derived CBD with a permit. In fact, the country is famous for developing resilient, frost-resistant hemp strains, including one called Finola.
Can I travel (fly or drive) with CBD into Finland?
If you’re a recreational CBD user, sorry you’re out of luck. You’re going to have to buy your hemp when you touch down.
But it’s a different matter if you have been prescribed CBD for medical reasons by a professional. You can bring your medication with you… Just make sure you can show proof of your prescription.
Contemplating sneaking CBD or hemp-derived products into Finland without declaring it? Don’t. Facing a criminal offense on your record is never worth it.
Can I ship CBD in?
Yes! You should be able to ship CBD into this country.
A FINAL NOTE: We hope you will consider this your starting point in understanding the legality of CBD in Finland. 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.