Is CBD Legal in the UK?
The United Kingdom has for many years been a leading grower of Cannabis for export and use overseas, whilst UK Nationals were unable to enjoy the perceived benefits that the Hemp plant was believed to provide by many countries worldwide.
That has recently changed and the UK now allows the sale of CBD as a food supplement, provided that there is NO THC or CBN content – these are Controlled Cannabinoids. This had led to a sharp increase in the number of companies selling CBD products. There are some excellent pioneers out there who manufacture and supply excellent products but in what remains a very loosely regulated industry.
CBD Oil UK Regulations
Cannabis is listed as a Class B drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act, but CBD is not listed as a controlled substance under this act. This has led to some people believing that they can grow their own cannabis or hemp. This is not true. It is illegal to grow your own cannabis or hemp in the UK. CBD producers in the UK must receive a licence and permission from the UK Home Office to do so.
What is CBD Oil?
CBD is the short name given to Cannabidiol. It is one of more than 100 naturally occurring cannabinoid compounds found in the hemp plant. All living things are made up of compounds and these can now be separated into the individual types that form together to give us the whole part. The Cannabis plant is best known for helping people to get ‘high’ and the compound that does this is called THC. THC is just one of the many compounds that make up the plant. Recently, expert researchers have been extracting the THC element altogether or alternatively cultivating plants that have a minimal THC content, to ensure that you can use the positive CBD and other compounds, as a supplement without the adverse effect of getting ‘high’.
Will I Get High from CBD Oil?
No. CBD is completely non-psychotropic. The other more famous compound found in cannabis is THC, which is responsible for the ‘high’ feeling; the disordered thinking, the dry eyes and the insatiable appetite. THC is restricted under UK law, whilst CBD is unrestricted as it has no psychotropic effects, and as a natural anti-psychotic it is believed to actually lessen the effect of THC and other psychotropic substances.
Our products only contain premium hemp oil from specially selected strains of hemp for the highest cannabinoid content and lowest THC content, allowing us to provide CBD dosing and a broader cannabinoid range within our products.
How is CBD oil used?
CBD oil owes some of its mainstream success to its versatility. It can be consumed in many different ways from oils, edibles, capsules and creams. This means that people who want to use CBD can find a method that will suit their needs and lifestyle.
Some people like to use capsules because they are concerned that they aren’t able to measure the correct dosage from a tincture or cream. Capsules are pre-dosed and can be discreetly consumed. They’re also a good option if you don’t like the taste of CBD oil. However, with this method, the CBD takes longer to enter the bloodstream.
If you currently vape, then choosing to vape your CBD may be a smart choice. CBD e-liquids are readily available and are easy to integrate into your current lifestyle. Although, it can be trickier to consume a precise dosage compared to other methods. Vaping equipment can also be expensive to buy.
When CBD is extracted from the plant it is extremely concentrated. It’s then added to a carrier oil and packaged in small glass bottles with a dropper. This is what’s known as a tincture. Using this method, CBD enters your bloodstream quickly as drops of the oil are placed under the tongue.
CBD edibles are normal snacks and treats that have been infused with CBD. You can buy pre-packaged gummies, lollipops, cookies and brownies. CBD can also be added to your favourite salad dressings, smoothies or sauces.
These CBD balms and oils can be applied directly to the afflicted area. This allows for the CBD properties to get to work quickly.
If you are looking for an extra supplement to aid a healthy lifestyle, then browse our range of CBD oil products here at Completely Naturoil. If you aren’t sure which product is best for you then don’t hesitate to contact our team today, where someone will be more than happy to help.