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Is CBD Legal In The UK?

CBD is legal in the UK for both sales and consumption when certain standards are met. As long as the CBD has been derived from an industrial hemp strain that is EU approved” it will be deemed legal.


Additionally for CBD to be legal in the UK it must contain no THC which is the psycho active ingredient in certain drugs that creates the high feeling.

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The medicines and healthcare products regulatory agency has issued regulatory guidance on CBD, this generally states that in order for CBD oils or products available for consumption by humans certain criteria need to be met.


There are many products available in the UK both on and off the High Street/online that are not properly authorised and may not be compliant with the relevant criteria. Purchasing such items can mean that quality, safety and effectiveness of the CBD products are compromised. It is always vital therefore to check that the CBD products you purchase and who you purchase from comply with the standard guidelines and criteria set out by the UK government guidance.


You should always try and purchase from trusted websites, pharmacies, herbalists to ensure that the products are safe for use and consumption.


CBD oil must not contain any THC to be legally sold in the UK. CBD oils and food supplements are governed by the medicines and healthcare products regulatory agency and some CBD products can be classed as a medicine if used to medicinal purposes. In order to sell supply or advertise CBD products as a medicine you must hold a license. If you wish to use CBD products such as an oil, balm or other than it is always wise to consult your doctor to ensure that you are getting the right advice.


The benefits of CBD can be delivered through a range of products available in the UK on the market these include skin creams and balms, Vapes, CBD oil, CBD skincare, CBD sprays, CBD capsules and many more……


As long as the products meet the required standards they are safe to use in the UK and legal to purchase.

The food standards agency has also recently released advice confirming that the maximum recommended daily use of CBD is 70 mg unless advised otherwise by your doctor. If you are unsure about dosage you should always consult your doctor and feel free to contact us and speak to one of our CBD experts.


CBD is also categorised as a novel food, by the Food standards agency. Any CBD products taken orally must be considered to be food supplements and taken with that in mind.


CBD is considered to be legal in the UK and therefore you should be able to take CBD on domestic flights within the UK however it is always best to check with airlines if they have any restrictions. Driving whilst under the influence of CBD is also safe however all food supplements have possible side-effects and therefore it is important to ensure that when you first try any CBD product you do so safely and when you know that you will not be operating any machinery or driving.