What is CBD?
Also known as Cannabidiol, CBD is found in the cannabis plant. But unlike THC – the ingredient that makes cannabis users high – CBD has no psychoactive effect.
CBD oil is derived from hemp plants which are part of the cannabis family. These strains of cannabis contain high levels of CBD and low levels of THC. THC and CBD are both compounds known as cannabinoids. Oil naturally high in CBD is extracted from the plant which is then used for a variety of supplements including oral solutions, tablets, vape liquids, creams and beauty products.
Like THC, CBD can interact with the endocannabinoid system. This system is responsible for maintaining balance within the body. The endocannabinoid system is a network of millions of receptor pathways in the body.
1. CBD is legal in the UK as long as it does not contain more than 0.2% THC, which is a controlled substance under the Misuse Of Drugs Act 1971.
2. CBD is Legal in the UK provided that it is derived from an industrialised Hemp strain that is approved by the EU or comes from outside the EU.