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VIC Hemp CBD Oil - Import and Use Legal?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by 04tmeal, 12 May 2015.

  1. 04tmeal

    04tmeal Active Member

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    Hi all, I am looking to buy some CBD oil (derived from cannabis or more appropriately HEMP) from the US, however am uncertain on the Australian law surrounding this.

    The last time I checked, I remember it being OK to import this product so long as the oil was not used internally and was for external use only or something silly like that.

    If anyone can help out that would be great.
     
  2. John R

    John R Well-Known Member

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    Hi @O4tmeal,
    After searching on Google, I'm confused as to whether you are specifically referring to Hemp-derived Cannabidiol (CBD) oil only or other variants?
     
  3. 04tmeal

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    Yes the CBD oil only. I am not sure if it is Hemp-derived but fairly certain it is due to cost, in any case CBD is CBD regardless if what type of plant or what part of the plant it comes from.

    Thanks
     
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    • Not all CBD is created equal.. Industrial hemp seed oil is <2% THC and can be very high in CBD and often called CBD oil (or even Hemp Oil) and is legal in australia you can buy it in loads of herb shops. The law was grey on it but a declassification passed in Vic on 1 June..
    • Cannabis Oil that is >2.5% THC is cannabis by current TGA classification, so not yet.. and sometimes also called CBD oil or Hemp Oil
    • So the definiton is on > or < 2.5% THC
     
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  6. 04tmeal

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    G'day and thanks for the reply.

    I have found all sorts of information on this

    Here
    http://www.lawreform.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/VLRC_Cannabis_Issues_Paper_1.pdf

    And here
    Poisons Standard October 2016

    And here
    4. Current regulation of cannabis | Victorian Law Reform Commission

    But nothing that really tells me anything practical.

    Like I am still wanting to know; can I buy this locally or from overseas? Can I ingest it? Or does it have to be for topical use only? Can I import it to resell commercially? If I can, do I need to be a GP to sell it? If I sell it do I still need to label it for external/topical use only?

    Very confused... Thanks for replies.

    I wish they would just come out and say this is whats legal, this is what isn't.
     

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