Who are the Cannabis Trades Association UK?
Some have described it as the backbone of the industry. Others have said they wouldn’t be where they area today without it…
The Cannabis Trades Association UK is made up of trustworthy and honest business people who believe primarily that CBD, hemp, and cannabis products have the power to change the world and revolutionise modern life.
The CTA UK was founded by just 7 members who developed their own businesses by selling CBD and hemp-based products, and we here at CBD Life UK are one of those founding members. Something we are extremely proud of.
In October 2016, a breakthrough happened. The Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency announced that CBD was to be classified as a medicine.
Since then, the CBD market is growing rapidly. Maintaining good health is vital as everything else in your life stems from this and more than ever before, people are choosing to take CBD as a daily supplement.
It’s no secret that cannabis is one of the most understood secrets of the modern world but it has massive potential when it comes to supporting and maintaining human health and because of the incredible effects CBD is having on people, the awareness of this plant compound is literally exploding.
The members of the group all share the same vision-they want to inspire a new generation of people to look at cannabis in a new light, as the more that is understood about it, the more uses there will be.
Today, the CTA now has 53 members, as well as associate members and sellers who contribute around £20m a year to the UK economy.
The association is designed to provide a better understanding of the legalities of selling hemp and CBD oil in the UK as well as ensuring that the cannabis industry in the UK is accountable and sustainable.
The members have come together to create a body that will totally eliminate a bad practice cannabis market. The market is one that is ethical and is producing top quality products for their consumers.
The aim of the Cannabis Trades Association is to work with all sectors of the cannabis industry to provide practical advice and ensure that sellers have access to quality information at all times.
The CTA want to be the “go to” resource for the public as well as government enforcement agencies, and right now they have a list containing British CBD and hemp product sellers so that way, you as the consumer know that your product is of quality and is safe.
In 2016 when it was announced that CBD was to be a medicine a MHRA spokesperson said:
“We have come to the opinion that products containing cannabidiol (CBD) used for medical purposes are a medicine. Medicinal products must have a product licence (marketing authorisation) before they can be legally sold, supplied or advertised in the UK, unless exempt. Licensed medicinal products have to meet safety, quality and efficacy standards to protect public health.
“If you use CBD and if you have any questions, speak to your GP or other healthcare professional.”
CBD is sold as a food/diet supplement only and never should you find a seller that makes medical claims about their products.
With all this information, please know that if the company you are using is a member of the CTA UK-you are most certainly in safe hands.
The CTA is also growing rapidly with over 80 registered businesses since January 2017!
Find out more about there on their website