A Guide to UK’s CBD Laws

Today, the cannabis extract CBD is visible everywhere, appearing in the form of capsules, tablets, balm, and oil in health products, skincare ranges, even as food and drink. Do you have an idea what it is exactly?

CBD (or Cannabidiol oil) is a common element that is found in cannabis and hemp leaves. Further, it is recognised for its calming, anti-inflammatory, and pain-relieving properties, interacting with receptors in the brain. Compared to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it is not psychoactive and doesn’t produce the ‘high’ associated with cannabis.

CBD is accessible because it can be delivered to the body through various ways  – it can be consumed in different ways, such as oils, edibles, capsules, and creams. Hence, giving people choices that will suit their needs and lifestyle.

According to research by Greyhound Chromatography, a specialist in the process that is used when extracting CBD, Brighton is the CBD capital of the UK. Greyhound Chromatography analysed Google Trends to find out where CBD is mostly searched. 

Liverpool came next in the rankings, considered as the CBD capital of the north. Placing third is Plymouth – people from south-west got curious why CBD is getting popular.

London surprisingly came in 22nd out of the 32 major cities in the UK. It ranks lower on the scale as people from London are already familiar with CBD, especially where to shop CBD.

Based on UK medical reports, the increasing interest in CBD was among adults – six million adults used CBD. Thus, rising to 11% of CBD product consumption in the last two years.

If you are interested in buying CBD balms UK, you probably have questions regarding its legality. In the UK, CBD must have a THC content of no more than 0.2% to be legal. THC is the component of cannabis that may cause hallucinations, paranoia, and in extreme cases, even addiction. 

For more information, here’s an infographic about CBD oil laws in the UK, brought to you by Love CBD.