Frequently Asked Questions
What is CBD?
A phytocannabinoid (Plant) derived from Cannabis species, which effects are devoid of psychoactive activity. One of over 113 known active cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant and the target of much research due to its potential health benefits in the last half century to present day. Chemical Structure: 1,3-benzenediol, 2-(3-methyl-6-(1-methylethenyl)-2-cyclohexen-1-yl)-5-pentyl-, (1R-trans)-
Will it get me high?
Actually this is a common misunderstanding for people who have stigmatic views toward Cannabinoids in general. Beliefs that CBD will render the same effects as its more widely known counterpart THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) are understandably misguided due to the tumultuous history of Cannabis in modern history especially after its wide medicinal and ritual use in Ancient origins (1). However furthered accuracy in scientific research and public availability of information in the last two decades has seen a shift in attitude and indeed renewed attention to the benefits effective Cannabinoid supplementation can induce.
Is it Legal?
The main risks is where the CBD imported contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), or where it is not considered a medicinal product and therefore may fall within the remit of the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 (‘the 2016 Act’).
Traces of THC in a CBD product
There has been some discussion in other reports on this subject that the EU permits CBD containing 0.2 per cent of THC or less. However, an initial review of the relevant regulations (Article 52 of Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003) appear to be concerned with hemp cultivation rather than products produced from the hemp so are unlikely to be applicable to CBD oil. The Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 (‘the 2001 Regulations’) have also been cited as a legislative source that permits small amounts of THC in a product; however, there is simply no basis for this assumption and the 2001 Regulations are silent on the issue. Therefore we can assume that the law is in severe need of reform.
New MHRA regulatory guidelines are on the immediate horizon and we shall remain vigilant in our efforts to effect due diligence in the offering of our products.
How does Flora Fusion guarantee safety of their products?
Flora Fusion Ltd at the time of its incorporation sought to develop its product line in line with future regulatory guidelines. Our mainline CBD products are produced within the UK at a UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) Laboratory which follows strict guidelines in labelling and manufacturing protocols. This means simply that what is on our labels are what is in our products. . . Guaranteed. Our full spectrum products and non CBD products are sourced by reputable UK/International suppliers and will always have Flora Fusion quality criteria assessment before being released to the market.
Whilst all members of the Flora team are full advocates for the relaxing of laws surrounding THC for medicinal/supplementary use (which also has many biological benefits) we will remain compliant until the inevitable (and long overdue) shift occurs in the UK political spectrum. A product of Flora Fusion will always be consumer safe.