CBD – Whats the Law?
If you, like many UK Customers, are a little confused about the laws around CBD then this article will try to answer some of those burning questions.
Firstly – Is it actually Legal?
Lots of people who are discovering CBD can feel a little taken aback by the fact it is made from Cannabis, considering Cannabis in its THC form is very much illegal here in the UK.
The cannabis, or hemp plant , is made up of more than 100 different cannabinoids. These are all very different and have different legal standings. The two major compounds that you will have heard about are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). THC is the part of Cannabis that will get you ‘high’ and is a psychoactive, controlled substance – it is a Class B Substance and is illegal in the UK.
CBD, however, is a non psychoactive derivative of Cannabis, is legal in the UK. It must be derived from an EU approved industrial Hemp strain and contains trace amounts of THC. It will not make you ‘high’ or have any psychoactive effects like the THC cannabis.
How can I tell that my CBD is good quality and regulated?
Most CBD Retailers adhere to very strict Lab Testing (we get every single batch tested before packaging to make sure that it is what it says on the bottle). If a company does not have lab results then you should look elsewhere – a good CBD company will always have tested products to make sure they are the quality they state on the bottle.
What about when I go travelling?
Different countries have different laws about CBD and some (like the UK) will be happy to allow it through customs whereas others class it as an illegal substance. It is very important to research the legality of bringing CBD to another country to avoid breaking the Law once you arrive there. Most major search engines have easy to find articles on different countries regulations if you simply type in ‘CBD Legal Standing in (insert destination)’.
We hope this article has covered some of your questions about CBD. Got any more? Leave a comment below and we will answer it in our next article!
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