While many places around the world consider cannabis an illicit substance, CBD is legal in most countries. However, because CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant — and there are more than one species in this family — its legality isn’t unconditional everywhere.
Countries that have legalized recreational use of cannabis are Canada, Georgia, Malta, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, and Uruguay, plus 19 states, 2 territories, and the District of Columbia in the United States and the Australian Capital Territory in Australia.
CBD in Russia is illegal, irrespective of the THC levels contained within the product. Even CBD oil made from hemp is considered an illegal narcotic, while it is not even possible to have CBD products shipped into Russia by mail.
In Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Yemen, cannabis and its derivates remain illegal.
Marijuana, CBD oil, and hemp-derivate products are heavily regulated in the Republic of Korea and should not be brought into Korea, including on airport layovers. Even with a U.S.-based prescription, possession of these products can result in deportations and arrests.
Thailand and Japan. However, it has been banned in mainland China since last year.
The cultivation, sale, and possession of cannabis for recreational purposes are illegal in Iran.
Singapore adopts a strict policy of zero tolerance towards controlled drugs.
Is CBD legal in Arab countries?
Other Middle Eastern and Arab countries continue to completely ban the use of cannabis and products derived from cannabis . Islam forbids the use of illicit drugs since they are highly deleterious. The recreational use of cannabis and any narcotic drug is religiously prohibited in Islam.