CBD The Legalities
In the UK, the CBD market is growing rapidly. More than ever before, people are choosing to take CBD.
But, often enough we get questions about whether CBD is legal, or what the legal terms are when it comes to purchasing and using CBD. This blog will clear all of that up for you.
In a nutshell, If you want to use CBD products, you don’t have to worry that you will be high. I repeat, you will NOT get ‘stoned’ or ‘high’ using our products here at CBD Life UK and it is TOTALLY legal.
CBD is legal, because hemp is legal in the UK. There at LEAST 30,000 known uses for hemp-and the list is still growing. Hemp is one of the oldest cultivated crops on the planet. It has been in continuous use by human civilization since at least 10,000 years ago and carbon tests have suggested that the use of wild hemp dates as far back at 8000 B.C.
Hemp is a plant that is safe, natural, and non-toxic. It can be used for almost anything. There need not to be any grey areas when it comes to CBD.
When it comes to cannabis, however, it is still illegal to use it or possess it. Maybe this is why people tend to get confused. Cannabidiol (CBD) though, is not considered a controlled substance in the UK. It is therefore 100% legal and can be freely distributed in the UK without restrictions.
Due to the uncertainty of the legal status of CBD oil, a not for profit organisation named Cannabis Trades Association UK (CTAUK) was established. Here at CBD Life UK we are proud to be a part of this organisation.
The Cannabis Trades Association UK ensures a fair standard is produced that allows for the sale of CBD in the food supplement market up to an agreed daily dosage.
Legal CBD and hemp products can be defined as products of cannabis that contains less than 0.2% THC. This is a straight forward law.
Only products made from industrial hemp (less than 0.2% THC) are legal to sell, buy, consume, and ship. This single factor (0.2%) is how most people distinguish between what is classified as “hemp” and what is classified as “cannabis.
THC is the part of the plant that is illegal and gets you ‘high’ and no CBD or hemp oil product you buy should contain any THC (if anything, it will be less than 0.2%-which again is fine).
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