All cannabis plants are considered equal in Hong Kong law, which means that even low-THC hemp varieties are subject to the same restrictions as high-THC cannabis. The regulatory environment for hemp appears to be more stringent than it once was in Hong Kong. In June 2022, law enforcement authorities proposed banning the manufacture, import, export, supply, sale, possession and delivery of CBD and any products containing CBD before the end of 2022.

This report provides a detailed overview of the regulatory framework in place in Hong Kong for hemp, cannabis and CBD.

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Table of contents

  1. Executive summary
  2. Outlook
  3. Hemp plant
  4. Extracts as finished product
  5. Finished products containing CBD and extracts
  6. Import and export requirements
  7. Medical cannabis
  8. Recreational cannabis
  9. Relevant laws
  10. Relevant bodies

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