The Bulgarian law on CBD

In May 2020, Bulgaria became the first EU country to authorize a company to sell hemp-derived cannabidiol in open markets. This means that CBD products that meet the EU guidelines can be freely sold and purchased in Bulgaria.

Hence, you can sell CBD products as long as you have a permit to do so, provided that they have a THC content of 0.3% or less. 

What does this mean for travelers?

As a general rule, travelers must know exactly what is in the CBD product that they are bringing into the country they are visiting. Product descriptions and laboratory reports come in handy.

Bulgaria follows the EU directives, and as mentioned previously, this means that the CBD product must come from approved seeds and have less than 0.3% THC.

What does this mean for buying CBD in Bulgaria?

It’s the same in traveling, you can buy CBD products in Bulgaria provided that the products comply with the EU directives.

What is the drug law in Bulgaria?

Minor cases of possession that were prosecuted under the Penal Code can be settled with a fine of up to BGN 1 000 (EUR 511); otherwise, possession of any drug is punished by one to six years imprisonment.

Can you grow CBD in Bulgaria?

Short answer: It is legal to cultivate CBD in Bulgaria. Long answer: farmers have to submit a sample form application to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (MAFF) together with a clear court record and a declaration that the farmer will not separate, use, or process parts of the hemp plant.


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

Jerome Cabalinan
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