What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is an active ingredient in cannabis that is derived from the hemp plant, but it does not cause a high and is not addictive. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound in cannabis that is responsible for the 'high' feeling, CBD has no intoxicating effects. It is often used for its potential health-promoting properties.

The legislation in Portugal

The sale of CBD is strictly regulated in Portugal. Companies that wish to sell CBD products must have authorization from INFARMED, the Portuguese Medicines and Health Products Agency.  This means that the products they are selling are safe and of high quality. 

Meaning it is legal to possess and consume CBD products as long as their THC content is less than 0.3%. This is also in line with the EU standard that applies in most European countries.

The policy cosmetics and on “recreational” cannabis with more THC

In Portugal, the use of CBD in cosmetics is legal, but only if it's derived from the seeds of the cannabis plant and contains less than 0.3% THC.

For small quantities of all drugs for personal consumption, Portugal legalized this back in 2001. This means that when one is caught in possession of cannabis with a THC level higher than 0.3%, he or she could be forced to go to a Drug Dependency Deterrence Commission or pay a fine.

This is better than having a criminal record or going to trial, as it is only a few sessions with a health care team to assess the individual situation.  However, decriminalization does not make Portugal a paradise, as there is still a lot of prejudice and misinformation about it.

Traveling with CBD

If you are traveling and are planning to bring CBD to Portugal, the restriction is that the products should contain less than 0.3% THC. Hence, it is highly recommended that you check your CBD products if they comply with Portuguese regulations before traveling. 

At Raw Organics all our products are within the legal limit. Our product reports are downloadable on our product pages. Alternatively, you can write to us in the chat or by e-mail at help@raworganics.dk to request your product report.


After all the debates about CBD’s legality, in Portugal, as long as the THC level is below 0.3%, it is legal. When it comes to selling CBD, it is strictly regulated and would require approval from INFARMED. Compliance with Portuguese regulations is necessary. Hence, check the product description before traveling to Portugal. The use of “recreational” cannabis with more THC was already legalized, meaning if caught, one can be forced to be treated or pay a fine rather than be charged with a criminal record. 


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