CBD has been sold on the High Street for many years now. Attracted by claims that it helps calm stress and anxiety, aids sleep, and may alleviate the symptoms of epilepsy and autism, demand is increasing quickly.
Legality of CBD in the UK
Current laws regulating the sale of Cannabidiol (CBD) in the United Kingdom can be confusing. With more than 1 million UK residents that have tried CBD, it is vital to understand the intricacies of the rules that regulate CBD.
Firstly, CBD is legal in the UK just as long as it has undetectable amounts of any controlled substance, which in this case, is THC and THC-V. These CBD products must be advertised as nutritional supplements and make no mention of any medical issues thought to be helpful.
How much is too much?
Theoretically, substances with minute amounts of THC may still test positive, and avoiding ANY discrepancies is advised. Broad-spectrum CBD products are much less likely to screen positive, as the THC level is considered non-detectable (<0.01%). Full-spectrum CBD from hemp typically has less than 0.2% to 0.3% THC. But due to differences in testing labs across the world it could result in conflicting test results.
For this reason, consumers must seek out reputable, trusted vendors of CBD products. Two separate, independent tests of many CBD products sold as food supplements at some higher-end shops contained less CBD than the label indicated or no CBD at all. Therefore, it is imperative to only buy from companies that perform third-party laboratory tests to ensure the potency and purity of all their products. Test results should be available before purchase. All conscientious sellers will make this information available on their websites.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol is making headlines in the field of medicine and beyond. CBD is a natural chemical compound found in cannabis. Hemp and marijuana plants are both classified as cannabis. One significant difference between the two plants is the amount of THC contained in each. Most of the CBD sold online and in stores is extracted from the industrial hemp plant as it contains only trace amounts of THC. CBD sold in stores and online in the UK must contain little to no THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis.
Uses of CBD
The UK has approved the medicinal use of two cannabis-based drugs containing both CBD and THC. Sativex is approved for the treatment of spasms and tremors associated with multiple sclerosis and has been available for over a decade. And Epidiolex, a medication used to treat two forms of epilepsy.
CBD found in many beauty and skincare products across the globe is increasing in popularity. With several studies pointing to its anti-inflammatory qualities and attributes for decreasing redness, signs of aging, and irritation. CBD works with the endocannabinoid system to help regulate sebum production and may be helpful for people with acne.
TerraVida Online adheres to strict guidelines to market to the broadest international audience possible. All of our products are third-party lab tested, and the results are available on our website. We use industrial hemp for the extraction of all cannabidiol used in our products.
If you would like more information about our CBD products, please visit our website. To learn more about CBD and how it might be beneficial to you, read our blog. Remember, all TerraVida CBD products are third-party laboratory tested for purity and potency.
Disclaimer: This article is for informational use only. Please contact an attorney for specific legal advice.
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