It has been well documented, the Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced that specialist doctors in the UK will be able to legally prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products.
To make sure we clear this question first and foremost, Yes – Cannabis is currently a controlled drug as classified by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
The element which is being reviewed in UK law is a follow up to the misuse drugs regulation act 2001.
The cannabis plant has more than 100 cannabinoids. Each offering a different reaction from your mind and body.
The most recognised, namely THC and CBD.
THC is the part of the palnt that get you high. A psychoactive cannabinoid – the one users would smoke to get “high”.
The important point I would like to make, whilst cannabis is very much a controlled drug – CBD is absolutely is ‘not’ and it will not get you ‘high’
Which is the reason hemp can be grown legally in the UK.
The part of the plant which has almost zero THC, yet is full of the wonderful CBD you read so much about.
For CBD to be legal in the UK, The government make the rules very simple. The CBD Oil can not contain more that .2% THC.
CBD oil which is extracted from the plant, is perfectly legal, a cannabinoid, which can legally be sold in the UK.
Although legally we are unable to comment on medical uses for CBD oil.
Online research offers a number of reports, suggesting CBD Oil helps with reducing anxiety.
We must point out, currently no scientific studies are confirming the believes.
CBD always seems to be in the news, a cannabis oil claiming to help people in relation to epilepsy for example even professional golfers, suggest CBD helps the sport.
Almost 4 years ago from writing this post, The MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) confirm CBD products can not be advertised for medical purposes.
Advertising CBD is still a challenge. Google, FaceBook and instagram all have a restriction in place.
High street brands including Boots, Superdrug and H&B offer CBD oil for sale as food supplements.
They have to abide with the same rules as we do selling CBD Oil online.