CBD in Hong Kong
Is it legal? 100% yes for two reasons: Hong Kong CBD Ltd. does not sell or distribute any products that contain THC or that are in violation of the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance under Hong Kong Legislation. And, we do not make claims to be a pharmaceutical product or medicine.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is another cannabinoid present in cannabis plants but is not a dangerous drug controlled under Cap. 134. For pharmaceutical products containing CBD but not any dangerous drugs, the products must be registered with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (the Board) in accordance with the requirements under the Pharmacy and Poisons Ordinance (Cap. 138) before it can be sold or distributed. (https://www.info.gov.hk)
What is considered as a “pharmaceutical product” or “medicine” in Hong Kong?
A.1 Under the Pharmacy and Poisons Ordinance, “Pharmaceutical product” or “medicine” means any substance, or combination of substances:
(A) presented as having properties for treating or preventing disease in human beings or animals; or
(B) that may be used in, or administered to, human beings or animals, either with a view to - (i) restoring, correcting or modifying physiological functions by exerting a pharmacological, immunological or metabolic action; or (ii) making a medical diagnosis(https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk)
What can CBD do? In a previous Consumer Reports nationally representative survey of 1,003 adults, 13 percent of American adults said they had used CBD to treat a health issue; of those, nearly 90 percent said it helped. And a study by Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research found that most people who try CBD for health problems learn about it through friends, family, or the internet—not from their physician. Partly because official evidence is so hard to come by, people often treat themselves on the fly rather than seek guidance from a healthcare practitioner, experts say. Still, as more patients and healthcare professionals try CBD—and more countries legalise its use—experts are beginning to develop strategies for how to use it more effectively and safely.
Don’t expect miracles. Use CBD to supplement conventional care, not necessarily replace it. Experts don’t recommend that you use CBD instead of your prescription medications to treat serious conditions. But there are some health problems, such as pain or anxiety, where CBD may be helpful in place of certain pharmaceuticals, according to experts. So if you and your doctor decide you can substitute CBD for a prescription drug, you need to do that carefully—and under the supervision of your doctor to ensure that your health condition continues to be well-managed.