Armenian Drug Laws

The primary legislation governing cannabis in Armenia is encapsulated in the Armenian Criminal Code. Although the existing laws and regulations on cannabis in Armenia are stringent, there is potential for future amendments as public attitudes and global trends evolve.

The consequences of possessing, using, and selling cannabis with more than 0.3% THC can be harsh. However, the enforcement of cannabis laws in the country may vary, with some indications that police enforcement is not uniformly stringent. There are suggestions that law enforcement authorities might not always treat offenses related to cannabis, especially small quantities meant for personal use, as a high priority.

CBD and Armenian Legislation

In Armenia, individuals are permitted to produce, export, import, or participate in the wholesale trade of industrial hemp (less than 0.3% THC) exclusively with an appropriate license. 

This license, granting the right to conduct such activities, is issued for a duration of 10 years by the licensing body, which is the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia, and it includes the option for renewal. The license's validity can be not only extended in accordance with Armenian law but also can be suspended or terminated.

Traveling with CBD

In July 2023, there were instances where travelers were not allowed entry into Armenia because they had medical marijuana, CBD, and other products containing THC with them. Any product that includes CBD needs to be officially approved and registered by the Armenian Food Safety Authority before it can be imported into or exported from the country

Moreover, all CBD products available for sale within Armenia must adhere to the country's regulations and are strictly prohibited from containing any psychoactive substances. Hence, avoiding bringing any CBD products when traveling to Armenia is recommended to prevent any legal complications.


In 2021, Armenia took a notable step by legalizing the cultivation, production, sale, and export of industrial hemp, with the condition that the THC content does not exceed 0.3%. Penalties for possession, use, or sale of cannabis containing more than 0.3% THC can be severe. 

Nonetheless, the application of cannabis laws in Armenia may not be consistent, and there are indications that police might not rigorously enforce these laws, especially for minor amounts intended for personal use. In Armenia, authorization is required to produce, export, import, or engage in the wholesale trade of industrial hemp (with less than 0.3% THC). To avoid legal issues, it is advised against bringing any CBD products when traveling to Armenia.

Be familiar with the local laws of the country you are planning to visit to avoid complications with the law.


In Italy, the legal status of CBD oil depends on its THC level, which must be below 0.3%, in line with EU standards. However, there's uncertainty about future regulations following debate in the parliament.


This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Laws regarding CBD oil are subject to change and may vary.