Cannabidiol is an ingredient of the hemp plant.
According to section 1 subsection 1 BtMG (Narcotics Act) narcotics are defined as all substances and preparations which are listed in Annexes I to III of the BtMG. Substances that are not listed in the Annexes are, as a result, not subject to the provisions of the BtMG.
Cannabidiol is not explicitly listed in the Narcotics Act (BtMG).
In contrast to the provisions of the AMG (Medicinal Products Act) on the prescription requirement, there is no catch-all definition which automatically includes new agents in the BtMG.
Thus, it is a fact that cannabidiol is not considered a narcotic so far. As a result, the provisions of the BtMG are not applicable.