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A Globally Approved Medicinal Ingredient, Hemp And CBD Oil Are Still Banned For Import In India.

by Dolly K. Digital Marketing Executive

One of the most trending ingredients used in cosmetics nowadays is the derivatives of cannabis. Their utilization in some of the major cosmetics is increasing with several products marketed as creams, oils, lotions etc. But a large number of people have confusion about cannabis derivatives, their quality and what their legal implications.

Cannabis-based products are divided into several categories depending on their purpose of use and they are further classified as cosmetic purposes or for industrial purposes. This also includes hemp oil which is low in Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC and CBD or Cannabidiol along with the CBD enriched oil and Cannabis oils. THC is known to be the psychoactive part of cannabis and CBD is called the non-psychoactive part.

Hemp and CBD oil is regulated as a major cosmetic ingredient in most of the countries. Like in Canada and the European Union, the THC levels of industrial Hemp are strictly regulated and it should be less than 0.3%. Similarly, in the United States, the cultivators should get a permit from the Drug and Enforcement agency.

The use of Hemp and CBD oil in cosmetics and other recreational use are changing constantly in most of the countries across the world. Now talking about whether it is legal in India or not, let's go to the beginning. In the year 2017, the central government of India gave the first license for the Ministry of Health and Welfare to grow some of the industrial level Hemp thereby efficiently increasing the research and development. With so many countries already making some alteration to their legislation, the Indian government is also planning on taking some advantage of the expanding CBD market.

You must be wondering whether the use of CBD and hemp oil is legal in India at present. As per the latest laws, those cosmetic products having low THC content are legally allowed for general customers.

At present cosmetics with CBD ingredients that are extracted from Hemp is only legal. [Ma1] Hemp is any natural plant with high cannabinoids and low THC content. All the imported, as well as the domestic strains, should have less than about 0.3 percent of THC. THC is the active psychotropic substance that is responsible for euphoriant feeling in the users.

The safest, efficient, as well as legal routes for CBD products are through authentic online vendors. As with other cosmetics, these products should also get a necessary cosmetic registration.

Thus, we can say that those cosmetics with Hemp and CBD having low THC contents are allowed exclusively for use.


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About Dolly K. Advanced   Digital Marketing Executive

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