CBD oil is no doubt a phrase you’ve seen and heard recently, as it’s a product that’s made its way into public conversations regarding health, wellbeing and even UK law. There are now countless companies offering several different ways in which to consume CBD oil – CBDVape4U.com included – from essential oil-type drops to CBD vape oil, and even some food, drink and skin products.
Some users testify that it’s a lifeline and, as such, CBD oil is attracting consumers with a range of health concerns, including everything from anxiety to multiple sclerosis. Though despite all of its supposed benefits, not many people actually know what it is nor it’s legal status in the UK. (Spoiler alert: It’s legal.)
With that in mind, here are some key things you need to be clued up on if you’re interested in giving Cannabidiol a go.
LEGALITY IN THE UK
First things first, it’s clearly pretty important to ensure you know the law regarding CBD Oil UK.
Unlike cannabis (not to get the two confused…more information below) CBD is legal in the UK as long as it does not contain more than .2% THC, which is a controlled substance under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. That means that CBD products with traces of the psychoactive substances found in cannabis are considered to be controlled substances under the 1971 Act and are therefore unlawful to possess and supply unless these products meet the ‘exempt product’ criteria outlined in the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001.
In January 2019, the UK Food Standards Agency indicated it would regard CBD products, including CBD oil, as a “novel food” in the UK, having no history of use before May 1997, and indicating such products must have authorization and proven safety before being marketed. A food is denominated novel when it does not have a significant history of consumption or is produced by a method that has not previously been used for food.
Of course, everything sold both online and at our vape shop in Blackfriars, Golders Green and in our vape shop in Tottenham Court Road is perfectly legal and possessing or using our products is in no way a breach of UK law.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD OIL AND CANNABIS?
CBD oil is an oil that contains Cannabidiol.
CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant and is usually combined with a base oil like unrefined coconut oil. Despite what many people have written, CBD will not make you ‘high’. While both THC and CBD are cannabinoids, THC is the psychoactive compound that creates the ‘high’ regularly associated with marijuana while CBD actually appears to buffer the user against some of the acute effects of THC. As such, CBD has a totally different effect on the body when taken on its own and doesn’t at all effect your performance while driving, for example.
HOW TO TAKE CBD OIL
As mentioned above, there are many different products available and a number of different ways to consume CBD.
The most common forms of CBD products include oils, flower buds, teas, topical creams, gummy sweets, and more. Another popular way is through vape mods and CBD vape oil, which you can smoke just like a Juul. These CBD e-liquids can be purchased from a range of suppliers, including our store in Blackfriars and online in the UK with same-day delivery in Central London!
WHAT IS CBD CURRENTLY BEING USED TO TREAT, AND HOW DOES IT HELP?
Unlike other cannabinoids — including the famous tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — CBD does not produce a ‘high’ or psychoactive effect. This is because CBD does not affect the same receptors as THC does.
Our bodies have an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that receives and translates signals from cannabinoids, and it produces some cannabinoids of its own, which are called endocannabinoids. The ECS helps to regulate functions such as sleep, immune-system responses, and pain.
The effectiveness of CBD oil is being tested across the globe, with particular focus on conditions and illnesses including cancer, insomnia, anxiety, depression and epilepsy. Whilst these early results are exciting, many key medical figures across the world acknowledge the research needed in order for it to be fully supported in terms of becoming approved for medical purposes by the NHS and other relevant agencies.