CBD Legality in Portugal

Curious to know what Portugal’s stance on CBD is?

It’s a good question to ask. Because this country follows tighter CBD restrictions than many of its European neighbors it’s crucial to know the ins-and-out of Portugal’s hemp laws. Ready to find out the specifics? Read on.


Is CBD legal in Portugal?

The decriminalization of all drugs in Portugal occured in 2001, though the circumstances behind this choice is tragic. Due to an overdose crisis and the highest rate of HIV infections among drug users in all of Europe, the Portugese government knew they needed to make changes. They replaced severe punishments with fines or treatment, saving countless lives.

So, that’s the good news. Unfortunately, due to European Union’s novel food regulation in 2018, recreational CBD is no longer available for external use. CBD is still legally permissible for medical use with a doctor’s prescription (though it can not be cultivated by individuals).


Can I travel (fly or drive) with CBD into Portugal?

Unfortunately, we have to advise against trying to bring CBD into Portugal.


Can I ship CBD in?

Not without an Infarmed permit, your CBD products are likely to be seized at customs.


A FINAL NOTE: We hope you will consider this your starting point in understanding the legality of CBD in Portugal. 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.

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