Your Questions ?
What Is CBD ?
CBD comes in a range of different preparations including oils, water-soluble preparations, skin creams and edibles. How much you take will depend on variables including your age, weight, diet, metabolism, CBD tolerance, and any conditions or diseases you might have. It’s best to start with a low dose and work your way up to the level that works for you. All our products come with a usage guide that explains the best way to do this.
How does CBD benefit us ?
Increasingly, a healthy ECS is becoming recognised by scientists as vital in keeping our bodies in an optimal state. Although we all make our own CBD to some extent, many of us are deficient. Plant cannabinoids, or phytocannabinoids, from hemp or cannabis plants work just as well so taking them tops us up.
The ECS helps our bodies fight off infection. It also plays a part in the production of healthy cells. We know that stimulating the ECS can have a positive impact in reducing the symptoms of many conditions.
Is CBD oil legal?
Yes, CBD oil is legal in Scotland and the rest of the UK. It’s the cannabinoid THC that has been prohibited under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. It’s THC one that makes you high.
The new regulations that came into effect on November 1, 2018, allow for certain preparations with a high THC content to be made available to people with specific conditions under licence from some specialists.
This is not what we sell. We make no medical claims for our products which all fall within legal guidelines for CBD as a food supplement. Our products do not exceed the legal limit of 0.2 per cent THC.
Will CBD Make Me High ?
No, another cannabinoid does that – THC. Not all cannabinoids do the same job within the body. CBD is psychoactive in that it can affect brain response in a similar way to, say, lavender essential oil, but you won’t get high on it.
What Does The New Legislation Mean For CBD Users ?
We’re still waiting for more details to emerge, but the new laws appear to concern medicinal cannabis only, not already legal CBD supplements of the kind that we make and sell.
What Is The Difference Between Medical Cannabis & CBD ?
The biggest difference between the two is that medicinal cannabis, or medical marijuana, contains THC which is psychoactive and can give you a high. THC-rich marijuana is a Class B drug. Legal CBD preparations in the UK are required to have a very low THC content and do not give you a high.
There can be negative side effects to taking THC, including:
· Lack of concentration
· Increased appetite
· Loss of coordination
· Shallow breathing
Some people report no negative side effects but for others these can be pronounced and unpleasant.
CBD or CBD oil causes no mind-altering side effects. It can be safely given to children, people who might be sensitive to THC and anyone who doesn’t want to experience a marijuana high.
It’s widely accepted that CBD products for sale in the UK are only allowed to have a maximum THC content of 0.2%. However, closer inspection of the relevant laws show that this relates more to the hemp plant itself before processing rather than the end preparation. The Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 make it clear that any product derived from low-THC cannabis grown legally under licence as industrial hemp is “exempt” from being categorised as an illegal drug provided it contains “not more than one milligram” of THC or CBN, a more mildly psychoactive cannabinoid. You can read the regulations here.
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