So you want to try using CBD but you are worried about its legality. You are not alone. There are many people who want to try CBD but are afraid that if they do si, they will get in trouble with the law. So is CBD legal? Yes, if it is derived from hemp.
Apart from hemp, another source of CBD is marijuana. The problem with CBD that comes from marijuana is that it contains significant amounts of THC, the psychoactive substance in marijuana that can get you high.
Hemp contains very little THC. This is why CBD products derived from hemp do not have the ability to get anyone high. They are not psychoactive. Hemp CBD contains less than 2% THC.
In the UK, anyone can freely sell CBD products. There are certain restrictions, however. CBD products cannot be advertised as medicine. They can only be sold as cosmetics or as a food supplement.
This is also the reason why you probably don’t see medical claims in labels of CBD products. CBD can be sold in either physical stores or online. To buy CBD, consumers do not need to have a prescription or a permit.
Just stick to hemp CBD products and you will be fine. Also, it is recommended that you buy only from reputable dealers.