The legalization of cannabis in Spain has sparked a growing interest in the therapeutic potential of cannabidiol (CBD). Although CBD is not yet approved for medical use in the country, it is becoming increasingly popular as a natural health supplement. In this article, we will explore the legal status of CBD in Spain, as well as its therapeutic benefits, potential side effects, and availability. We will also provide a comprehensive guide to where to find CBD in Spain, and how to make the most of its therapeutic benefits.
What is the legal status of CBD in Spain?
In Spain, cannabidiol (CBD) is classified as a food supplement and is therefore legal to purchase and use. CBD products must comply with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) regulations, as well as all other applicable Spanish laws. The sale of CBD products is closely monitored by the Spanish Ministry of Health, and it is illegal to advertise or promote CBD products.
Are there any restrictions on the sale of CBD products in Spain?
Yes, there are restrictions on the sale of CBD products in Spain. CBD products must be approved by the Spanish Ministry of Health and conform to European Union regulations, which stipulate that all CBD products must contain a maximum of 0.2% THC. Also, CBD-infused food and drinks are not allowed to be sold in Spain.
Is CBD available in pharmacies in Spain?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is not yet approved for sale in pharmacies in Spain. Although it is legal to buy and possess CBD products in Spain, they are only available to purchase from specialized stores.
Are there any restrictions on the importation of CBD products in Spain?
Yes, there are restrictions on the importation of cannabidiol (CBD) products in Spain. All cannabidiol products must be certified as safe and of high quality, and must be accompanied by a certificate of analysis from the country of origin. Additionally, cannabidiol products must have a THC content of less than 0.2% in order to be imported into Spain.
Are there any restrictions on the production of CBD products in Spain?
Yes, there are restrictions on the production of CBD products in Spain. According to Spanish law, only CBD products that are produced from hemp plants containing less than 0.2% THC can be legally sold. Any CBD products that contain more than 0.2% THC are illegal and cannot be produced in Spain.
Background From the time Sativex THCCBD oromucosal spray first became available in European Union countries in for the management of treatment-resistant multiple sclerosis MS spasticity, data from daily practice have been collected through various projects. Results The most recent analysis of a retrospective registry established in the United Kingdom UK , Germany and Switzerland, which collected safety data on more than patients, has indicated a positive risk-benefit profile for THCCBD oromucosal spray during long-term use. No new safety concerns were identified, and adverse events of special interest for a cannabis-based medicine were limited. The UK registry has since been closed but remains open in Germany and Switzerland. Abstract Background From the time Sativex THCCBD oromucosal spray first became available in European Union countries in for the management of treatment-resistant multiple sclerosis MS spasticity, data from daily practice have been collected through various projects. Publication types Review.
In recent years, there has been a considerable increase in demand for products made with cannabidiol CBD , a phytotocannabinoid extracted from Cannabis sativa L. In response to demand, numerous CBD oil preparations, as they are generally known and which claim to contain CBD, have proliferated. Recently, one article denounced the fraudulent claims of several of these products that do not even contain CBD. On the other hand, some products have been reported to be manufactured from waste from the cannabis plant for industrial use. Some of these products do not meet the minimum conditions regarding their exact composition, so they are used without knowing what they are and what real effects they have. CBD is found naturally in the Cannabis sativa L. Stems, leaves and seeds contain little CBD. Pure CBD may be extracted from the plant by extraction methods. It then becomes a chemical compound, or what is technically called an active ingredient by the pharmaceutical industry API. CBD is not a psychotropic substance and is therefore not included in the Vienna Convention on Psychotropic Substances, as is Tetrahydrocannabinol THC , which is also found in cannabis flowers. According to this official interpretation of the Convention, it is clear that the extracts of flowers from the cannabis plant, regardless of their THC percentage or whether they are male or female, are subject to supervision, even if the extraction is intended to obtain CBD an uncontrolled substance and not THC a controlled substance. The underlying question is that extraction may be used to obtain both types of substances. In this sense, cannabis flowers cannot be considered aromatic in any case because they are always narcotic even if they do not have THC. AEMPS has granted authorization to five companies in Spain for the cultivation of cannabis for research purposes, and a single authorization for the production of derivatives of cannabis extractions. As medical cannabis is not regulated in Spain, the cultivation of cannabis or the production of derivatives for marketing is permitted only for export to a company duly authorized in its country of origin. The question that may be raised is whether CBD is a food or medicine, concepts that are incompatible. It is claimed that this is according to the concentration of the active substance. As mentioned above, CBD is naturally found in the cannabis plant, and may be extracted pure from the plant. That is, there are products made from cannabis without extraction, mainly from seeds, and products containing purified CBD diluted either in seed or olive oil, or under other presentations. With regard to products made from cannabis, their use is of a food nature, mainly as food supplements. Spain lacks any regulation of the use of cannabis as food, but in any case only vitamins and minerals may be recognized as food supplements, not plants, so it is not legally possible to register a food supplement made from hemp in Spain. In some States plants are considered food supplements, and in countries such as Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy and the United Kingdom there is a regulation on the use of cannabis as food. Where the product is produced and legally placed on the market of a European Union EU country, under the principle of mutual recognition, the Spanish authorities cannot object to the marketing of a food supplement made with hemp in the EU. Therefore, with current legal regulations, Spain accepts the marketing of these ingredients only in its domestic market. Without prejudice to other legal requirements related to the consumption of hemp Cannabis sativa L. However, since 1 January the use of purified CBD has been considered as new unauthorised food at European Union level.