Is CBD Legal In Japan?

Is CBD Legal In Japan?

Do you know, in Japan, possession of marijuana can lead to up to 10 years in jail? However, you don't need to worry because CBD is legal. You can purchase or sell CBD legally. 

The reason behind CBD's popularity is its health benefits. Despite being a taboo, historically, cannabis has great importance in Japan. Cannabis has played a significant role in Japanese symbolism, tradition, religion, and medicine. It was a sacred plant in Ancient Japan. 

CBD is also popular in Japan because of its skin benefits. Whenever we talk about Japanese people, the first thing that comes to our mind is " Flawless Skin." 

Have you also wondered why Japanese women have flawless, glowing, and young skin?
Well, the answer lies in their exceptional skincare routine. CBD has also become a part of their skincare routine. Former Miss World Japan Priyanka Yoshikawa is a massive advocate for CBD's positive effects and has launched a CBD oil skincare brand, "Mukoomi." 


If you want to buy CBD oil, you can have full faith in Japan. Most CBD formulas made outside Japan contain more than the permitted amount of THC. Legal CBD must contain less than 0.3% of THC.

Japan does take Cannabis and THC seriously, and any policy violation can be punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a ¥3 million fine.

Despite its popularity, there are some limitations to CBD usage. The one who wants to procure CBD has to go through 2 cannabis laws, The Cannabis Control Act and the Narcotics and Psychotropics Control Act.

Cannabis Control Act

The Cannabis Control Act, 7 July 1948, specifies 'which cannabis can be used, who can handle cannabis, and who cannot handle cannabis' all of which are defined and regulated.

The Narcotics and Psychotropics Control Act

According to The Narcotics and Psychotropics Control Act, the handlers, the license, export, and import regulations, manufacturing, distribution, storage, and disposal rules are all defined and regulated. Still, it does not apply to CBD or cannabis products.

So if you want to purchase pure CBD, you are welcome to Japan!