CBD – Whats the Law?

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!

Be Well, Stay Happy

Well Zone

Our newest product: CBD Topical Balm!

We’ve got big news!

Our newest addition to the Well Zone family – CBD Topical Balm.

We are so excited to share it with you all. We’ve been looking for a way to incorperate our amazing CBD into a product that can be easily brought into your daily routine and have now begun to stock our 100% Natural Topical Balm. Using the same high quality CBD as our tinctures and a range of lovely natural ingredients– a smooth combination of Shea Butter, Coconut butter, Cacao Butter, Hemp Essential Oils and vitamins for the ultimate nourishment and protection of even the most demanding skin. It contains no artificial colours, aromas or preservatives so you can know that every use is a natural, nourishing experience.

Apply the balm topically when needed as part of your self-care routine. The balm has a gentle strength of 1% CBD per jar (300mg per 30ml) and is entirely C02 Extracted meaning it is the best possible quality. All of our products are made and packaged in the UK and are made using full spectrum cannabanoids.

Ingredients:

Shea Butter

Coconut Butter

Mango Butter

SWEET ALMOND OIL (our balm is not suitable for customers with an allergy to tree nuts)

Candelilla Wax

Hemp Extract (CBD)

Hemp Essential Oils

Vitamin A

Vitamin E

And nothing else!

What is the shelf life of CBD?

What is the shelf life of CBD?

Below we discuss different ways to store CBD and how long a bottle should keep unopened.

If stored correctly an unopened bottle of CBD Oil will keep for 14 months from the date of production.

But there are some other factors that can effect and extend the shelf life – check them out below!

 

Cold Storage

Keeping oils cold can prolong the life of them. We reccomend keeping them in the fridge if they are in use regularly or even in the freezer if you don’t plant to open them for a few months. If you do keep them in the fridge, however, the low temperature may result in a small amount of natural seperation which will make the oil look a little cloudy – perfectly safe, just run it under warm water for a few minutes to get it flowing again.

Keep it out of daylight

Many CBD Companies say this is their one golden rule : keep the CBD away from Daylight!

We recomend keeping it in a fridge where it can also stay cool, or in a cool, dark pantry.

 

Keep it sealed

Once you have opened your CBD you have allowed oxygen to enter the bottle, meaning the process towards the ‘best-before’ date is sped up. If you know that you’re not planning on using your CBD for a while consider keeping the lid tightly on – it will protect it for much longer.

 

How do you store your CBD? Leave a comment below!

Be well, Stay Happy.

The Well Zone.