Yes, absolutely you can, it is 100% legal to do so. Should you, however?
Basically, it is technically illegal to buy CBD oil in Thailand since the law changes, which state that CBD being sold online as a health food is illegal for consumption… except when it isn’t.
If you’ve been keeping up with our pages, you’ll know we recently published an article on CBD law in Indonesia , which was a little scary, to say the least. But what of Indonesia’s hippy cousin? How do the rules work there? Is CBD legal in Thailand?
Where to Buy CBD in Thailand
Here is where Thailand does step away from its neighbour, Indonesia, and into a more progressive attitude.
We are simply bringing you the information needed to make an informed decision on what you want to use CBD for, and what you are comfortable using our products for.
Have you purchased CBD in Thailand? How easy was it for you? Let us know in the comments below.
The products we sell do not have proven health benefits. While research is being carried out, these products are not, and should not, be considered to be medical products.
The only caveat to this is that like in most other countries, the THC content must stay below 0.2%.
Thailand has a reputation for having some of the world’s strictest drug laws and using Cannabis recreationally is heavily advised against.
Is it legal to buy CBD in Thailand offline Yes
Due to the changes made by the Public Health Ministry, Thailand has become an importer of CBD oil it can be found for sale in natural health and alternative medicine stores.
While many stores offer CBD online, it is technically illegal, as per an August 2018 statement from AECOSAN (The Spanish food and drug agency) clarifying that CBD oils being sold as health food online are illegal for consumption.
This being said, the system is heavily controlled and the likelihood that an individual will be able to take advantage of medical marijuana in Thailand is quite low at this point in time.
This is the realm of the existing regulatory regime which has not been put into test. International patients with cannabis prescriptions from a foreign country will need a possession license from the FDA to bring cannabis medicines into Thailand for consumption.
Subject to further regulations, more applicants from the private sector will be welcome.
Are International Travelers Required to Have Possession Licenses?
Great uncertainty here! There are no answers to these questions. Neither are there any regulations issued to implement this flexible rule in the cannabis law. You need to explore further with the FDA.
To be fair to the officials, they are stepping into uncharted territory and find it hard to keep up with new regulations themselves. They are told at briefings what can and cannot be done. It will take a bit of patience for everyone to move gradually to more clarity, backed up by additional detailed regulations.
At the operating level among the authorities, however, this is an area of great bewilderment. In the minds of most officials, you cannot import the pure CBD oil in any event. They interpret the Aug. 30 regulation as a complete ban on imports of both cannabis-based pure CBD extracts and hemp-based pure CBD oil.
Regulation Does Not Ban Pure CBD Oil Extracted from Hemp