Despite its hippy haven reputation, drug laws in Thailand are actually still really strict, some of the strictest in the world, in fact. We don’t recommend taking or using illegal drugs anywhere, but we especially recommend that you read into Thai laws before obviously not doing such things.
The majority of alternative medicine and natural health shops in the country, especially in bigger and most tourist-filled areas, wills tock a wide selection of CBD oils and other products.
First, a disclaimer…
While many people in Thailand quote this ruling, many don’t realise there is more to it. As long as the CBD contains a THC content less than 0.2% (the same as under EU regulation), it is actually entirely legal to sell and buy CBD in Thailand.
While we’re going through the law, let’s tick off the last logical question. Is it legal to grow CBD in Thailand?
Have you purchased CBD in Thailand? How easy was it for you? Let us know in the comments below.
As of August 30, 2019 the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) no longer lists cannabidiol (CBD) as a narcotic making CBD oil legal in Thailand. However, that does not come without some caveats.
At the moment, the only option to obtain CBD oil legally in Thailand is to obtain a prescription from a doctor authorized to prescribe medical cannabis and to purchase it from a licensed clinic.
Obtaining CBD Oil Legally in Thailand
Technically, tourists can bring CBD into Thailand for personal use (maximum 30-day supply) but they will need an import permit from the Thai Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and as of this time, there does not seem to be an easy to understand process on how to request permission to bring CBD oil into the country.
Again, for your imported CBD oil to be legal in Thailand it would need to conform to the exemptions listed above as THC is still considered a Category 5 narcotic.
It’s important to keep in mind that these laws that make CBD oil legal in Thailand are relatively new and involve coordination across multiple governmental agencies.