Canadian CBD Answers for Canadians

From 2015 to the 2018, CBD usage in Canada increased by about 600%.

(source: )

In the days leading up to Canada’s legalization of Cannabis, nobody was clear on if CBD’s would still be available. Friends of mine who use CBD daily for a variety of things, couldn’t get a clear answer, so they stocked up. CBD was flying off the shelves. Now almost 6 months in and still the public aren’t clear on if it’s legal to buy, use or drive after using it? So I have done some research and I hope these answers help.

"LiveWell Canada anticipates tremendous market demand for CBD in 2019" 

Here are the most frequently asked questions from Canadians on CBD law's and usage, followed by my simplified answers. I have added links to some of the various places that I used in my research.

Can you buy CBD oil in Canada legally?

Is CBD isolate legal in Canada?

In Canada Does CBD oil require a prescription?

Is CBD hemp oil legal in Canada?

Yes, legally you must buy from a licenced medical retailer with your ACMPR card or a prescription

The Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) came into effect

Is CBD available in Canada?

Yes, legally from a licenced medical retailer as noted above, but you can still find it on the grey market, if you trust their lab results

Is CBD a controlled substance in Canada?

Can a doctor prescribe CBD oil in Canada?

Can I order CBD oil online legally

Yes, CBD is a controlled substance, but you can easily buy it at licenced medical stores or licenced online retailers

Where do I find stores that sell CBD? is an excellent directory , it’s a free and easy resource that doesn’t bombard you with ad’s

Right now, CBD oil is only legal in Canada if it's sold by a licensed cannabis producer directly to a medical cannabis user registered with Health Canada

Some stores south of the border and many online stores claim its legal to buy from them and ship to Canada.

It's illegal for an individual to import hemp-derived CBD from the USA, as cannabidiol is a controlled substance in Canada So if anyone told you that their American-produced hemp CBD oil is legal in Canada, or that hemp-derived concentrates are ok to bring across the border, it’s not true. Throw it away and buy it again when you are in Canada.

Is CBD oil good for pain?

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is used by people with chronic pain. CBD oil may reduce pain related to a variety of health conditions. CBD oil has anti inflammatory properties that help with reducing pain.  There is well documented evidence of CBD’s effects on pain and they are being prescribed to patients instead of opiates. Statistics show that in places where CBD has become legal, the amount of opiates used drops considerably.

What is the difference between hemp oil and CBD oil?

Is CBD better than hemp oil?

Is hemp oil as good as CBD oil?

Knowing what the two different oils are is important. Cannabidiol or CBD is a natural component of industrial cannabis or hemp. CBD oil is cannabis oil that has a significant content of cannabidiol, It is made from the leaves and flowers of the hemp or cannabis plants and not from its seeds like hemp oil. Hemp oils are mainly extracted from hemp seeds and do not contain CBD.

Don’t be confused by reading a label that says “CBD Oil from hemp” as that is not hemp oil. In the USA CBD extracted from hemp plants is legal but not CBD from cannabis plants

So in short CBD oil and Hemp oil are two different items.

Can you drive on CBD in Canada?

Is it legal to drive on CBD in Canada?

Does CBD affect driving?

Do CBD’s make you impaired?

Read the label and ensure that there it does not contain THC, and always buy lab tested CBD from a licenced store in Canada

Can you drive while taking CBD? CBD on its own is legal to drive while taking it in Canada, but you must be careful with what CBD proct you have taken. A lot of CBD products contain THC, THC is illegal to have in your system while driving (within limits and restrictions, Click for the actual Law) so as long as your CBD products THC is below 0.3% you should be OK, unless your consuming an astronomical amount. I’ve added a link or two for more info

Canadian cannabis laws Link

The Canadian public health association Link

The Humberview Groups opinion

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Is CBD Oil legal to travel with in Canada?

Tough to answer this in a short response, yes it’s legal to travel within Canada with CBD, but due to the new laws and different provincial laws there seems to be some confusion on what is allowed, this has been causing issues for some travelers. I have heard that some people have been asked to provide prescriptions, ACMPR Card, lab reports or have just been told its illegal or that it can’t cross from province to province. In conclusion, if you don’t want the hassle, don’t bring it, you can buy it there.

Leaving Canada with CBD?

International travel with CBD?

 I wouldn’t do it. CBD may be legal for medical purposes in Canada, but our regulations on amounts of THC and the fact it mostly is made from cannabis plants and not hemp make it possible that its illegal wherever you are going, even if you read online that CBD is legal there… If it truly is legal at your destination, then buy it there

Can you bring CBD vape on a plane?

Not recommended, for both the above reasons and the fact that many airports and airlines have restrictions. Most won’t allow vape pens on planes, even in stowed luggage.

How does CBD make you feel?

Does CBD get you high?

Do you feel weird from taking CBD?

Can CBD give you anxiety?

Can hemp oil help with anxiety?

Can CBD oil make anxiety worse?

Does CBD increase anxiety?

Read the label and ensure that there it does not contain THC, and always buy lab tested CBD from a licenced store in Canada

Unlike THC, the other Cannabinoib in hemp and cannabis plants,CBD doesn’t produce the psychoactive effects that we call  "getting high"; Most people find  CBD’s actually ease anxiety and reduces stress .

When I first started taking CBD it was sort of an experiment, after 3 days, I realized that I felt great! My stiff back was gone, I felt like I could concentrate better and my stress levels were down and my energy was up. I tested it by stopping the treatment and within 3 days my back was aching. Always start with a low dose, to check it out.

I have heard of peoples anxiety increasing from CBD but the few people who told me also used THC at the same time. Eventually people will understand that when talking CBD let’s assume there is less than 0.3% THC in it.

According to the Canadian Government

Cannabidiol (CBD) is another cannabinoid. Unlike THC, CBD does not produce a high or intoxication. There is some evidence that CBD may block or lower some of the effects of THC on the mind. This may occur when the amount of CBD in the cannabis is the same or higher than the amount of THC. CBD is also being studied for its possible therapeutic uses.

Does CBD stay in your system?

Does CBD oil show up in a blood test?

Cannabis urinalysis checks for the presence of a THC metabolite called THC-COOH. ... Blood tests, saliva tests, and hair tests check for the same metabolite. While CBD can show up on a drug test if it is being specifically tested for, it is not standard practice to test for CBD nor its metabolites

How long does it take for CBD to take effect?

Can you take CBD oil everyday?

Many users report that they feel the effects as early as the very first time they take CBD. Some CBD users have found that taking a serving of CBD oil 2-3 times a day works better for them. The full effects of CBD may only remain for 4-12 hours, depending on method of consumption, the dosage and body mass

Try our free CBD dosage calculator

Does CBD oil stay in your system?

How long does CBD oil stay in your body?

 It’s generally accepted that it will leave your body after 8 to 10 days. Some say as few as 5 days for normal dosages. CBD is rarely checked for in any blood or urine tests, so the statistics are not prevalent, but what I’ve read suggests maximum 10 days

Is CBD good for your liver?

Is CBD oil bad for your liver?

Does CBD improve brain function?

Does CBD affect your brain?

There is a lot more research being developed but I found this one here in the British Journal of Pharmacology, that say’s:

Cannabidiol improves brain and liver function in a fulminant hepatic failure-induced model of hepatic encephalopathy in mice, (British Journal of Pharmacolgy 2011)

There is some evidence of CBD affecting your liver enzymes as well, please read this article in

Can CBD raise your blood pressure?

Does CBD lower your blood pressure?

This one I tried at home and found that my blood pressure went down about 8% to 10%.

So to I researched a bit more and found this from The American Society of Clinical Investigation:

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a nonpsychoactive phytocannabinoid used in multiple sclerosis and intractable epilepsies. Preclinical studies show CBD has numerous cardiovascular benefits, including a reduced blood pressure (BP) response to stress. The aim of this study was to investigate if CBD reduces BP in humans. (The American Society of Clinical Investigation)

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