Over the last few years, there has been a surge in UK and EU customers using CBD products such as CBD Oil, CBD Vape Liquid and CBD Edibles. Read on to find out more on the laws surrounding the sales and use of CBD.
Is CBD legal in the UK?
Long story short, yes – CBD is legal in the UK. On its own, the cannabinoid is not considered a controlled substance under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
However, under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations (2001), CBD products such as CBD oil must have a THC content (THC being the psychoactive and illegal compound in cannabis) of less than 1mg per retail unit like a bottle. It is a common misconception that the limit is 0.2% however this threshold is to do with the difference between hemp and cannabis plants, not to do with the extracts and finished retail products The CBD must also be extracted from EU approved industrial-grade hemp strains to ensure this.
As Cannabis is considered a Class B drug, CBD producers must possess a licence to grow hemp or cannabis as well as permission from the UK Home Office. Any CBD products that are sold must be done so by either a licensed medical distributor or as a nutritional supplement.
UK CBD Regulation
The UK Food Standard Agency (FSA) has announced a deadline of March 21st 2021 for all businesses operating in the CBD industry to submit a novel food authorisation application. After this date, only CBD products with a valid application will be able to trade legally.
This will ensure all CBD products sold on the market are provided with the correct information regarding the safety and contents of the products. This authorisation is necessary for increasing consumer trust in the UK CBD market after an independent research study in 2019 by the Centre of Medical Cannabis (CMC) revealed that less than eleven of the thirty CBD Oils actually contained less than half of the CBD content advertised. Some oil products didn’t contain any CBD at all, and some contained large amounts of THC, making them illegal.
Buy Legal CBD Products with CBDology
At CBDology, our mission is to provide our UK and EU customers with high-quality and 100% legal CBD food supplement products.
We recognise there are many established and reputable CBD companies, like ourselves, operating in the UK. However, as CMC revealed, there are also a fast-growing number of new suppliers who know very little of the CBD products they are selling and are attempting to make a quick profit by shifting sub-standard products.
How to know if your CBD supplier is reliable?
As you can see from our blog posts, guidelines and articles, the team at CBDology have a complete understanding of CBD products and possess a level of expertise when it comes to information and knowledge. All of which we’re happy to share with our customers so that they can make an informed decision before purchasing any of our CBD products.
When researching CBD companies, take a look at their customer feedback to hear from satisfied customers (or not!) and their experience when purchasing. You can find our testimonials here!
Natural, High-Quality CBD Products
As a UK based manufacturer, CBDology only uses CBD extracted from licensed EU hemp farms to ensure the legality and high-quality standard of all our CBD products. The hemp from these farms is natural and grown without chemical fertilisers and pesticides to ensure it is safe and clean.
We also take pride in our quality control procedures, and each batch of our CBD is independently tested at an analytical EU laboratory. You can find all the relevant QC data here.
Customers buying CBD products should also be aware of misleading strength claims, especially from online retailers on eBay and Amazon!
At CBDology, we make our content percentages as clear as possible. So, when we say one of our products contains, for example, 5% or 500mg of CBD, we mean it! Often less honest CBD suppliers will claim their products has a certain CBD concentration percentage, but in reality, it has less when checked against their lab analysis. For example, they too may say their product has 500mg of CBD, but it may only be 200mg CBD and 300mg CBDa. It, therefore, will not be half as strong as our CBD oil dose-for-dose.
We’re committed to helping our customers make the best decision for them and can answer any of your CBD-related questions. Please send a message using our contact form, or call the CBDology team on (+44) 0333 044 0111.
Our products are sold as dietary supplements only and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. It is recommended to check with a doctor before starting a new dietary supplement program.