CBD – UK Laws and other useful facts.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments. CBD is one of 113 chemical compounds found in cannabis sativa plant. The plant also goes by the name cannabis or hemp.

CBD will not get you high because it does not contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). THC also goes under the name Delta 7.

We should also point out that Marijuana is different from CBD.

Marijuana is a type of cannabis plant or the plant material itself that contains many compounds including CBD and THC. Marijuana contains more than 0.2% of the compound THC and it is for this reason that it is used to get ‘high’.

Hemp is a variety of cannabis that contains less that 0.2% of the compound THC and is generally grown and harvested to extract CBD.

Hemp CBD and Marijuana

CBD is authorised and legal within the UK but there are legal requirements that manufacturers and sellers must adhere to.

  • CBD is legal in the UK as long as it contains less that 0.2% THC.
  • CBD is legal in the UK if it has been extracted from an approved strain of the hemp plant.
  • CBD producers need a license from the UK Home Office.
  • To sell CBD you need to be a licensed medical distributor or ensure the following rules of law are adhered to:
    • CBD can be sold as a nutritional supplement and must be labelled in accordance with Food Supplement Regulations 2003.
    • CBD Cosmestics require a Cosmetic Product Safety Report.
    • CBD Vape Products should be in line with non nicotine e-liquid regulations.
    • CBD food and drink products require Novel Food Approval as any food or drink containing CBD is considered a novel food. This includes CBD oils, CBD capsules, CBD Gummies, CBD Sweets, CBD Chocolates, CBD Snacks and CBD infused drinks.

Currently we source our CBP products from one supplier in the UK. This provides us with an audit trail to ensure we only sell certified approved CBD products to our customers.

Feel free to ask us any questions.

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