A question we get asked a lot, especially with the recent media coverage of Cannabis and its reported benefits: Is CBD legal in the UK, Europe?
The short answer is a resounding YES! CBD is legal in the UK and Europe – with some rare exceptions. We’ll look at the general aspects which determine whether or not CBD is legal in the UK and Europe:
- THC content below 0.2%, THC is the psychoactive part. Our products contain 0% THC.
- Not sold as a medicine or reporting medical benefits.
- In the UK, to be sold as a medicine would require a license from the MHRA.
- That local laws do not class CBD as psychoactive, which is the case across Europe.
- In UK, Europe, CBD isolate products are for topical use (to create CBD balms, CBD lotions, CBD massage oils, etc) and inhalation vape based products only. Not for oral consumption.
The UK Home Office published a fact sheet in January 2018, which has a section specifically related to CBD. The UK Home Office states:
Cannabidiol (CBD) and its control status: CBD as an isolated substance, in its pure form, would not be controlled under the MDA 1971 / MDR 2001. If a CBD ‘product’ contained any controlled cannabinoids, unintentionally or otherwise (e.g., THC or CBD-V), then it is highly likely that the product would be controlled……in our experience many products in fact do not fully disclose their contents or provide a full spectrum analysis at an appropriate level of sensitivity to accurately and consistently determine their true content or control status.
At YES CBD we ensure that our CBD is tested and we fully disclose the contents of our products. Our Pure Addition CBD Vape Additive and Pure Crystal CBD Isolate are made with isolated CBD. YES CBD can guarantee that our products are 0% THC and so are completely legal in the UK, Europe.
Ensuring 0% THC might be of concern for those people who do not wish to consume any THC, due to personal health reasons, or people who potentially may have to take a drug test. By using CBD isolated products, you can rest assured that the product is 100% legal in the UK, Europe.
YES CBD undertake independent laboratory testing of the CBD isolate that we use, by a leading European laboratory, the testing procedure is ISO certified. As you would expect, the report is in our company name – many CBD suppliers display testing reports supplied to them by their supplier, which means they are unable to guarantee the content of their products. YES CBD can and does.
Buy your CBD and CBD Vape Additives from a respected supplier, such as YES CBD. Make sure they publish their testing report, so that you can be sure the product you are buying is legal in the UK, Europe. We advise all potential purchasers to verify their local laws, prior to buying CBD.