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CBD LEGAL in Germany

CBD legal in Germany

"Obd CBD may be legal in Germany," we wanted from the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM). The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) is an independent higher federal authority within the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of Health. You are responsible for the approval, improving the safety of medicines, risk assessment and assessment of medical devices and monitoring the traffic of narcotics and raw materials.

Here is the statement by on the legality of CBD oil in Germany:

With effect from the law that came into force on March 10, 2017 to amend narcotics law and other regulations of the legislature that position cannabis in the Annexes I a III to Section 1 (1) of the Narcotics Act (BtMG). Since then, the Narcotics Act has distinguished between Annex III cannabis (use for medical purposes) and Annex I cannabis (use for non-medical purposes). Annex I also provides for exemptions for industrial hemp (see letters b and d derter of the cannabis position).

According to the letter b under the heading Cannabis in Annex I to Section 1 Paragraph 1 BtMG, plants and parts of plants belonging to the genus Cannabis are exempt from the narcotics law regulations if they come from cultivation in countries of the European Union with certified seed (useful hemp). or their THC content does not exceed 0.2% and they are used (except for cultivation) exclusively for commercial or scientific purposes that exclude misuse for intoxicating purposes.

This exemption also applies to preparations made from the plants and parts of plants if they meet the above conditions.

Since traffic without a permit is limited to commercial or scientific purposes, unprocessed or processed (e.g. only dried and chopped up) plant parts may not be sold to the end consumer.

This does not apply to preparations with processed industrial hemp of the types mentioned above, even if they still contain small residual THC levels originating from the parts of the plant. However, the prerequisite for delivery to the end consumer is that misuse for intoxicating purposes can be ruled out. The limit values ​​of the BfR can be referred to if oral intake of the product is intended:

From a narcotics law perspective, the cannabis extracts you have requested may only be sold to the end consumer if the extracts were obtained exclusively from industrial hemp (< 0.2% THC or EU variety) and the end products comply with the above-mentioned BfR THC guideline values .

Please note that the aforementioned exemption only applies to products without a medical purpose. From the point of view of the law on narcotics, products made from cannabis or industrial hemp intended for medical purposes can only be marketed and prescribed if the requirements of Annex III to Section 1 (1) of the BtMG are met ("only from cultivation intended for medical purposes carried out under government control in accordance with Articles 23 and 28(1) of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs”).

Excerpt from the statement of the BfR for "THC in feed made from hemp and hemp products with regard to animal health and the carry over into food of animal origin"

3.2 Estimates of THC intake by livestock As shown in Table 2 and by EFSA 2011, THC levels in fiber hemp typically average 0.04–0.1%; only occasionally (3.6%) is the legally stipulated maximum content of 0.2% THC in the TM exceeded. Since in the EU, according to Regulation (EC) No. 1420/98, only the cultivation of hemp varieties that contain no more than 0.2% THC is permitted, this value is used as the basis for the subsequent estimate of the daily THC intake of farm animals (Table 5). To calculate the proportion of hemp and hemp products in the ration of farm animals, the quantities used in the literature (marked in grey) or the quantities used for comparable feedstuffs (marked in italics) were used. Table 5: Model calculation of the daily intake of THC for farm animals (mg/kg LM) via hemp and hemp products with a content of 0.2% THC/kg (DM) Max proportion of hemp products in the ration (% DM) Calculated THC -Intake (mg/kg live weight) Chicken Dairy cow Beef Pig 1.9 kg bw 550 kg bw 350 kg bw 75 kg bw Hemp product Chicken Dairy cow Beef Pig THC ( %)* daily max. feed intake (DM) 120 g daily max. feed intake ( TM) 20 kg daily max. feed intake (TM) 15 kg daily max. feed intake (TM) 3 kg hemp seed 20 5 14 5 0.2 25 4 12 4 hemp cake 20 14 20 5 0.2 25 10 17 4 hemp ext. meal 20 20 10 0.2 25 17 8 hemp green fodder 70 70 0.2 51 60 hemp straw 7 10 0.2 5 9 Hemp oil 12 1 0.2 15 1 Gray: amounts used in feeding studies (source see Table 1) Italics: model intake via the feed corresponding to the usual amounts used of comparable feed *Reference TM, according to Regulation (EC) No 796/2004, Annex I The intake of THC calculated as a model in Table 5 via hemp and products made from it with a THC content of 0.2% is between 1 and 60 mg/kg LM for farm animals. The amount of THC taken up by farm animals is about 10 to 600 times higher than the oral intake of 0.1 and 50 mg/kg LM in rodents, at which endocrine effects could be observed. The BfR has no information as to whether hemp is fed to farm animals as green fodder. Assuming that hemp is fed to ruminants as complete feed and assumes a volume of 70% in the ration, the expected high THC intake is 51-60 mg/kg LM (worst case). Experience has shown that THC has a species-specific dose-response relationship. However, very little is known about the toxicological effects (e.g. on fertility, immune system, digestive tract) of different THC doses in livestock. Therefore, taking into account the animal species-specific sensitivities, with a THC intake level of agricultural livestock as shown in Table 5, it must be considered possible that the feeding of hemp and hemp products with THC levels of 0.2% affect animal health.