3000mg & 4000mg CBD Oil | What is the Strongest CBD Oil I Can Take?

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3000mg & 4000mg CBD Oils

What is the Strongest CBD Oil I Can Take?

Despite a lot of demand for 3000mg (30%) and 4000mg (40%) CBD oils, there are not very many manufacturers producing these strengths. While for many manufacturers, these strengths will be quite easy to produce, most stop at strengths of 750mgs or 1000mgs (or max up to 1500mgs or 2000mgs).

To answer the question of what is the max strength you can take, there is no real answer in science, however, the Food Standard Agency has stated that the recommended daily intake should be no more than 70mgs. In all honesty, most people do not need as much CBD as they may think.

Cannabis extracts have been considered to be harmful and illegal for as long as we can remember; now suddenly they have the potential for a mind-bending array of well-being outcomes. If you read the news- it is littered with stories of people whose lives have been changed by a humble compound known as CBD. Research is currently underway to understand the medical benefits of cannabis products and which conditions they can impact.

So, let’s get into why 3000mg & 4000mg CBD oils are popular, and why we ourselves do not offer oils at this strength.

 

Explaining the Popularity

For most of us, we have a perception that a higher dose of something, means more benefits. This thought process explains why some customers are searching out the strongest CBD oil that they can find as they feel that they require lots of CBD.

It is important to point out that this is not the case with CBD. Cannabinoids work to maintain a network of receptors that we know as the Endocannabinoid System (which is part of our body’s ability to achieve homeostasis). It seems as though our ECS only uses as much CBD as it needs and for some people, 1mg works just as well as 100mgs. The required dose varies from person to person.

We are finding out, that most people do not need any more than a regular dose of a couple of milligrams a day (especially if the tincture is full-spectrum)- which means that for most people, 500mg or 1000mg will do the job. You do not need to splash out on a £200 bottle if a full-spectrum CBD oil at half the strength has the same effect.

In fact – most 3000mg & 4000mg CBD oils are often ‘broad-spectrum’ and do not contain THC (which helps your body use the CBD) so are arguable not as effective as their ‘full spectrum’ counterparts. So is it really worth spending over the odds for something that your body doesn’t need?

 

Dangers of High Doses of CBD

In medical studies, the doses that are being used can be up to 500mgs per day. What these medical trials are looking at is not only the potential benefits of massive CBD doses but also looking into what harm it can potentially cause/ interactions it may cause. While there currently is no evidence of harmful overdose or negative side effects, we simply don’t know the short/long term impact of this amount of CBD. There is a worry that large amounts of CBD can build up toxicity inside our bodies, or fundamentally changes the way that our body works. Particularly if you are taking regular medication, then it may be a worry that a huge dose of CBD can have a potentially nasty outcome.

As it stands, the Food Standards Agency state that you should not consume more than 70mgs a day (down from 200mgs). A lot of the super-strength 3000mg & 4000mg CBD oils take you dangerously close to this threshold. Most bottles are 10mls with 200 drops. 5 drops of a 3000mg CBD oil will take you over the threshold, and 4 drops of a 4000mg CBD oil will do the same.

 

Should I Buy a 3000mg or 4000mg CBD Oil?

If you ask us, no. As we have mentioned above, most people do not need any more than 1000mgs of full-spectrum CBD or a 2000mg CBD oil. If you are looking for a huge dose of CBD, then we would recommend that you start low and work up to it. There is no evidence to suggest that more CBD is better than a small amount so you really just need to find out what works best for you- in the long run, this could save you a huge amount of money and time!

Can I Take CBD While Taking Prescribed Medication?

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Can CBD affect Prescription Medication?

A very short answer to this is yes, CBD can affect some that you may be taking

CBD is also currently classed as a ‘food supplement’ and there is  lots of research going into fully understanding the potential of cannabinoids.

The issue is that like many other natural substances, CBD may alter the way in which some medications are processed by the liver.

*The general advice is to not take CBD while on prescribed medication. If you are considering CBD it is imperative that you talk to a trusted medical professional before adding any food supplements to your diet.*

What is the Cytochrome P450 System?

Almost substances enter your body after being metablized into the bloodstream by the Liver. This is a fundamental process to understand when producing or administering medications; so that doctors can work out an appropriate dosage of any drug, they need to work out how the drug is broken down in the liver. 

Every drug is broken down by enzymes and there are over 50 enzymes in the liver, but we are going to focus on one very important one; the cytochrome p450.

The body produces CYP450 to break down drugs into the blood stream however, there are some substances which affect the production and enzyme effectiveness. There are many ‘normal’ every day ingredients and natural remedies which can have an impact on this system, including St Johns Wort, Watercress, Grapefruit and Cannabidiol! 

These ingredients cause the Enzyme to react in unexpected ways so some drugs may be absorbed much quicker and remain in the blood stream for longer (making the medications more potent and risking overdose/blood toxicity) or could slow, or completely inhibit the absorption of a drug meaning that they will no longer be effective (potentially making your health conditions worse!).

This poses an issue for doctors as a dosage of medication is carefully calculated for your needs – if anything were to stop the drug working, or make it work too well, it could have a long term impact on your health and well being. 

So if you are on prescribed medication, you are advised not to take any CBD products. If you are considering going against the advice, always speak to your doctor as an open dialogue with them is essential to ensure that you are getting a healthy dose of your current medication.

It is always best to be safe than sorry so if you are in doubt – do not take a CBD supplement. 

Medications which may be impacted by CBD

  • Steroids
  • HMG CoA reductase inhibitors
  • Calcium channel blockers
  • Antihistamines
  • Prokinetics
  • HIV antivirals
  • Immune modulators
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Antiarrythmics
  • Antibiotics
  • Anesthetics
  • Antipsychotics
  • Antidepressants
  • Anti-epileptics
  • Beta blockers
  • PPIs
  • NSAIDs
  • Angiotension II blockers
  • Oral hypoglycemic agents
  • Sulfonylureas
 
 

CBD and the Contraceptive Pill

Uh oh! Are you taking CBD and on the pill? Well, you may need to exercise caution here. Particularly for pills which are oestrogen-based, CBD can limit the absorption of the pill in the liver and could potentially make them less effective. Be very careful if you are using the pill alongside St. John Wort, cigarettes and alcohol as each decrease the effectiveness further. 

It may be best to use other forms of contraception, like condoms, to make sure that there are no unexpected surprises!

 

In conclusion…

We at CBDiablo are not medically trained or medical professionals. It is important that you seek trusted medical advice if you are considering CBD as a natural alternative. It is essential that you do not stop taking any medications and replace them with CBD.

It is better to be safe so if you are in doubt do not take CBD…. otherwise we have some amazing CBD oils and CBD pastes for you!

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Why is Melatonin Banned in the UK

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Why is Melatonin Banned in the UK?

For those of you who don’t know, Melatonin is a hormone that is produced in the brain to regulate the bodies internal body clock and has been a treatment used for jet-lag or insomnia. For regular travelers, or those who work strange hours at work, it can be horrendous trying to keep up with sleep – some days you wake up in the middle of the night and need to be in deep sleep after breakfast. But Melatonin seems to be banned in the UK, so is there an alternative? Have you tried CBD?

If you travel for business, you will know the routine of drinking an unhealthy amount of coffee during a meeting just to keep up! You may actually be one of those who have a sleep strategy before you leave to try and get yourself on the timezone. Personally, I often try to stay awake as long as possible before getting on the plane so I can sleep, or staying up on the plane to sleep when I arrive.

More recently mindfulness has been key to my healthy sleeping routine. It would actually be very handy to have something that could make this process easier! So why is Melatonin banned in the UK? 

Melatonin UK wide isn’t technically banned- but it is classed as a medicine, and while it can be prescribed, it is only in a 2mg dose and is only for those over 55 who suffer from a short term sleep disorder. So, therefore, it cannot be purchased over the counter and a medical professional is required to allow use. In the US, Melatonin is available in up to 10mg does as a dietary supplement and is used by over 3.1 million people.

What are the Benefits?

Melatonin has a famous precursor that we all know and love, Serotonin. This is the primary neurotransmitters that modulate mood balance and other functions. In the body, Melatonin is produced in the pineal gland (Cannabis conspiracy people will know a lot about this one) which is part of the way your brain can regulate day and night cycles. The gland, situated in the middle of the brain, transmits a signal that is triggered by exposure/lack of exposure to sunlight and therefore regulates/promotes Melatonin production. Therefore, the body will signal your brain to sleep when it is dark!

So taking a dose of Melatonin will help you fall asleep, although some studies have found that it may actually induce insomnia if it is taken an hour and a half before bed. So it is safe to say that it should be considered as a short term solution to adjusting your body clock. You may be thinking the same as me- it doesn’t make sense why Melatonin is banned in the UK!

CBD

CBD is the new, up and coming well-being supplement that is gaining a lot of popularity down to its ability to support/maintain the Endocannabinoid System. The ECS is a network of receptors found in our body that is responsible for the perfect balance of all things inside of us; this is called Homeostasis. It is the job of the ECS to return your body to a happy medium and help to regulate your body functions and improve your well-being.

CBD Vs Melatonin?

Melatonin does not help to induce sleep, however, it simply instructs the body about what it should be doing and helps the body to prepare for sleep- which is how a lot of natural remedies work. This is why it is so useful for jet lag.

CBD is a natural compound that is derived from Hemp. There is still research being made into CBD (& CBG) so in the meantime try out our 500mg, 1000mg, 1500mg and 2000mg oils or CBD paste  (Available for Wholesale too)

What is Decarboxylation?

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What is Decarboxylation?

Decarboxylation is a very important process when it comes to understanding Cannabis, and the compounds that affect our bodies. We mentioned in a previous blog post that CBDa is the acid precursor of CBD, and that it needs to go through the decarboxylation before it becomes Cannabidiol. 

The same process goes for compounds such as THC- THCa being the acid precurser which is not psychoactive- once decarboxylated it turns into THC, which is psychoactive

So, what is Decarboxylation? If you’re a science geek you’ll like this one!

Science!

In short, Decarboxylation is a chemical reaction which removes something called a carboxyl group (-COOH) which releases CO2. Generally, the decarboxylation refers to a reaction between carboxylic acids and the process of removing a carbon atom from the carbon chain. 

This process is one of the oldest known reactions that happens organically in plants- the reverse reaction (carboxylation) is a very important part of photosynthesis. 

Generally, in Cannabis, this process happens naturally when the plant is exposed to long periods of hot sunshine, when the plant becomes old or when it is burned. 

When talking about the production of CBD products, almost every oil, paste, balm or cream needs to go through this process to create the food supplement that we all love. It is part of the cannabinoid extraction process and changes the way our bodies use the compounds. 

Below we have included a graph with the whole process below!

The Best Ways to Take CBD!

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Best ways to take CBD

There are millions of posts like this that tell you the best way to take CBD. While there are hundreds of ways you can take CBD, there are certainly better ways than others. CBD oil is a particularly versatile product which can be used in as many ways as you can think of. It is best to know exactly what you are using the CBD before thinking about taking it. 

1. Under the Tongue

So, scientifically, the number one way to consume CBD oil is to put a couple of drops under your tongue and hold it there for up to a minute. Under your tongue there are membranes that absorb the CBD molecules very quickly and efficiently; the CBD is absorbed directly into your blood stream. After that, you can swallow the oil. To be frank – it doesn’t taste great. It tastes like a plant. 

Our argument is that if it doesn’t taste like a plant, it isn’t how it should be. For a couple of minutes a day, the earthy plant flavours is worth all of the benefits. This is exactly the same way that you can take CBD pastes.

 

2. Apply Topically

If you are looking for general health and well being benefits, putting the CBD oil under your tongue is the way to go. However, if you are using CBD oil for localized health issues or skin problems, you may want to apply the CBD topically. 
 
From what we understand, it may be best to use a slightly stronger oil that you would usually use due to the way the skin absorbs the CBD. Place half a  dropper of the oil on the effected area and slowly massage in. Do this two or three times a day. So putting under your tongue may also work. 
 
 When applying to skin, or for a skin condition it is always worth seeing which other natural ingredients work for you. Personally, I like and have used Coconut oil with my skin for years. It is both energizing, moisturizing and antibacterial so it can do wonders to a dry scalp or elbow. I have a pot of coconut oil that I mix with the CBD hemp oil and apply that topically. You can use it for your face, skin health or even hair health. For those loosing your hair due to bad skin health, Coconut oil is one to look into. 
 

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Phenotype

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cannabis genotypes and phenotypes

Sometimes you find a cannabis strain so good, you can’t help but revisit the experience every time the opportunity presents itself. One day you might be surprised to discover a new batch of Blue Dream looks nothing like the one you last tried: what was once a spear-shaped flower now looks like a chunky bulb of crystal trichomes. It’s the same strain, so what’s with the variability?

Two things influence the structural formation of any given cannabis plant: genetics and environment. The plant’s genetic makeup, also called a genotype, acts as a blueprint for growth: it allows a spectrum of physical possibilities, but it is up to the environment to induce these characteristics. The physical expression of a genotype is referred to as a phenotype, which is simply defined as the traits that the environment pulls out from the plant’s genetic code. Everything from color, shape, smell, and resin production are affected by the environment.

This guide to cannabis genetics will carry you through the evolution of the cannabis plant, from its antique beginnings through today’s modern cultivation. By the end of it, you will understand that there are indeed defining characteristics for every strain, but each plant is as special as a snowflake as it uniquely expresses genes according to its garden environment.

The Earliest Cannabis Species

Cannabis is an ancient plant with roots all over the world. The earliest species are thought to have grown in the mountainous Hindu Kush region of Pakistan, while others later proliferated in tropical climates. These earliest varieties, called landrace strains, are considered the diamonds of cannabis genetics. Thousands of years of adaptation allowed these strains to express their very best traits for a specific geographical location. These areas are what breeders like DJ Short call “sweet spots.”

Our short, resin-heavy indicas populated latitudes between 30 to 50 degrees, whereas the tall, slow-growing sativas naturally homestead in equatorial regions around 30 degrees latitude. These diverse habitats conditioned a colorful array of cannabis varieties, each with its own long-standing history.

Cannabis in the Great Indoors

Cannabis breeding took a major turn beginning in the 1970s and 80s when federal anti-cannabis sentiments peaked, driving cultivation from the great outdoors to underground. Indoor gardens, raised by soil, electric lights, and hydroponic systems, produce a bulk of the cannabis seen in the market today. While there’s little doubt that masterfully grown strains have been cultivated indoors, experts will agree that the generic, unnatural environment can only bring out so much of the plant’s potential.

Narrowing diversity even further, growers during this time were primarily motivated by THC content and selectively chose this characteristic over other important chemical constituents like CBD.

In spite of this lost richness, we see great variability in the plant’s phenotypic expression: nutrients, temperature, the amount and angle of light, soil type, photoperiod length, time of harvest, and the distance between the plant and light source are among the many conditions that affect the plant’s characteristics. Certain conditions may coax sativa- or indica-like traits, so as much as we love categorizing strains here at Leafly, we have to acknowledge that a strain’s traits are not necessarily set in genetic stone.

The Age of Hybridization

Hand-in-hand with the indoor grow revolution came hybridized strains, an intermixing of global indigenous varieties. This is when the sativa met the indica, beginning an ever-branching tree of hybrid offspring. Growers admired indicas for their resin-coated buds and short flowering periods, both of which are coveted traits for commercial production.

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

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The Endocannabinoid System

This is potentially the most important avenue we have to unlock a greater understanding of  what CBD is and what it does to our body.

 While many claim health benefits for CBD, we feel that is is much more beneficial to have understanding of the Endocannabinoid System, also known as the ECS.

If you’re not looking to get too much in depth, we can explain the ECS like this: 

What is the ECS & What Does it Do?

The Endocannabinoid System

We all have an Endocannabinoid System inside of us.

It can be simply described as a network of receptors that is woven through every part of our bodies and uses Cannabinoids (and sometimes Terpenes) to keep our body functioning properly.

It is part of our body’s ability to regulate normal, and healthy bodily functions and achieve homeostasis.

Homeostasis is a fancy word for everything being in perfect balance. If there is a disruption in the body’s internal balance and it is the job of the ECS to return the body back to normal. 

When the ECS sees a change in the norm, it works to restore balance. The same principle applies for a plethora of functions that are essential for your well-being. When there is an imbalance, the body naturally synthesises Endcannabinoids (Cannabinoids that are produced inside our bodies), however, there are cases when our body can be deficient. This can be caused by an inability to created Endocannabinoids or Cannabinoid receptors, an abundance of enzymes that break down Cannabinoids, or external influences (such as our diet).

You can support your ECS with a regular supplement of plant-based Phytocannabinoids which can be found in abundance in Hemp and Cannabis. Alternately, a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise, a balanced diet, drinking lots of water, exposure to the sun (not too much) and a regular pattern of sleep.

This is why the ECS has an impact on so many well-being outcomes and can have a dramatic impact on your well-being. As we are all unique, the way in which cannabinoids interact with our bodies is different. So experience with CBD (and other Cannabinoids) may vary.

Did you also know that our own bodies produce cannabinoids including our own version of THC (known as: Arachidonoylethanolamine, Anandamide or AEA) which gives you that feeling of euphoria after exercise!

 

How the ECS Was Discovered

The ECS is somewhat of an amazing medical discovery. Research which started in the 1960’s to establish why the Cannabis plant had an impact on our bodies and uncovered a biological system which has a significant influence over both the physiological and neurological activity in the human body. Although the brain’s opiate receptor was discovered in 1973, it was not untll 1899 did a study at St. Louis University did Allyn Howlett and William Devane note that a network of neurotransmitter receptors impacted the way our brain functions. 
 

During further studies in the 1990’s (research was slowed due to the illegal status of the Cannabis plant) where a team discovered that the effect of the Cannabinoid THC was due to it connecting with receptors in the brain. This lead on to the discovery of Endocannabinoids and the fact that this network of receptor’s had the role of creating internal Homeostasis.

Homeostasis is when the body is in perfect balance; It works to keep our biological environment stable while the  external environment fluctuates. For example your body starts to shiver and tries to keep itself warm when you step out into the cold. Homeostasis is the most important process our body does to ensure its survival. 

The CB1 & CB2 Receptors

In very simple terms, there are 2 main parts of the ECS: the CB1 and the CB2. Both were found in the 1990’s. The CB1 receptors are part of your central nervous system which means brain function, nerves and spinal cord function. 

The CB2 receptors are for peripheral nervous system (nerves in your extremities, like arms and legs), the digestive system and specialised cells in the immune system.  

The ECS is known to affect many things that are essential for our well-being. We would ask you to do your research!
 
The next step is to read up on Homeostasis!

What Is CBD (Cannabidiol)?

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What is CBD?

So you have heard of this thing called CBD?

It does lots of things and is being added to almost everything you can think of. There is CBD Chocolate, CBD vapes and CBD beer – everything has CBD in it now and it is pretty easy to find. 

So, what is CBD? What does it do? And why should you care? Good Question!

Basically: 

Cannabidiol (CBD), is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid compound that is found in the Cannabis family of plants: mainly Hemp.

It is one of over 120 known phyto-cannabinoids (phyto meaning derived from a plant) which make the cannabis plant so special. It has been associated with a very wide range of well-being outcomes (thanks to its ability to help maintain our Endocannabinoid System).

CBD is a chemical compound which attach to cannabinoid receptors (part of the Endocannabinoid System) and can help to maintain the internal balance within our body (Homeostasis). 

There is currently an enormous amount of misinformation about CBD, and quite frankly we’d like to be honest and clear this up . 

Cannabidiol Compound Structure

CBD as a Cannabinoid

Believe it or not, CBD is way more complicated than you may assume. It is really important to remember that it is one of hundreds of other beneficial cannabinoids which work to enhance and regulate each other (entourage effect).

Although Cannabis has a very high number of cannabinoids substances like Olives, and Flax seeds also contain similar compounds.

We already synthesise cannabinoids (Endo-cannabinoids) inside our bodies, but these plant-based compounds (phyto-cannabinoids) can support what our body further.

Forms of CBD:

The most confusing aspect of working out what a CBD supplement is the different kinds of cannabis products. 

CBD is sold in infused oils, drinks, edibles (such as gummies) or cosmetics. If you have been searching through a lot of products then you will have seen terms like raw CBD, full-spectrum CBD broad-spectrum CBD and Isolated CBD being banded about.  

Many confuse these or sadly mis-sell products based on these definitions. This is what we expect from each: 

 

Full-Spectrum CBD: This is a CBD product which contains a wide range of minor cannabinoids including THC. Full-spectrum is always preferred as it is deemed the most effective. 

 

Broad-Spectrum CBD: This is a CBD product which contains a wide range of minor cannabinoids excluding THC. Ideal for those who are sensitive or are not keen on THC.

 

Isolate CBD: This is a CBD product which contains only a CBD compound. Ideal for targeted doses of the single compound but not deemed as effective as alternatives. 

 

Raw CBD: Raw CBD simply refers to the presence of CBDa, which is the raw CBD compound. 

What Does CBD Do?

When understanding what CBD does, you must understand the role of the ‘Endocannabinoid System‘. This can be found in all of us, and was discovered when scientists tried to understand why the cannabis plant made us ‘high’; thus this system was named after the plant which lead to its discovery.

 

The ECS is part of our body’s ability to continue to exist- it regulates a perfect balance called Homeostasis. This process helps our bodies internal environment to remain stable while there are external changes.  

Homeostasis impacts many essential bodily functions and ensures that our bodies are working properly. So by supporting the ECS there can be a significant improvement your general well being. 

It is worth pointing out however, that we are all different and our ECS’s work differently from person to person; the variables being age, weight, diet, metabolism and any health issues you may have. What one person experiences, is different to another. It is always advised to start small, and increase the dose as you go. 

Where Can I Find CBD?

Right. Here. We have a range of organic and supreme quality CBD oils that are designed specifically so that you get the best out of your CBD supplement. You can visit our shop and see what we have on offer.

Is CBD Oil Legal in the UK?

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Is CBD Oil Legal in the UK 2020?

At the start of the year, the FDA made some noise about regulating the CBD industry as there are too many companies who are selling CBD oils that do not comply with industry standards; whether that is that the oil contained too much THC, no CBD at all or in the form of an Isolate (some of the biggest named brands on the high street were highlighted as serial offenders).

Since this point, a little confusion seems to have arisen as to if CBD oil is legal in the UK still?

Current CBD Legality of CBD Oil

The legality of CBD oils is up for some debate. While some claim that these are set in stone, there are a few huge industry players who are not playing by these rules and seem to get away with it. Which is frustrating. To keep this simple: CBD oil is legal in the UK and has been since 2016, so long as it follows a few rules.

  • Must be derived from a Sativa L strain (although there are some Indica oils on the market)
  • Contain less than 0.2% THC
  • Must not be made from a CBD Isolate if being consumed
  • Ideally Should be 3rd Party Tested

THC, which is the main psychoactive component of Cannabis (and gives you a high) is still prohibited by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. The authorities have set out that even full-spectrum CBD should contain more than 0.2% of THC. As you can see, each of our products has been carefully crafted to comply with legislation so our own products are completely illegal. It is partly why 3rd party testing is so important.

There is some debate in regards to THC: while full-spectrum oil is technically more effective, there may be some who move legislation to enforce that all CBD oils in the UK must be 0% THC. Although, some European countries are allowing up to 1% THC content- which would be very interesting if our government allowed this to happen! So, is CBD oil legal in the UK? And what kind? We may have to wait and find out!

There are some high THC oils that are legal in the UK- most of them are not readily available as they are prescribed by a medical professional.

Legality As a Novel Food

CBD oil is legal to be sold as a food supplement: it is partly the reason why we cannot make any medical claims about the products we sell on our website. It is therefore currently illegal to sell a CBD oil as a medicine, or as a cure for health conditions without a license (which costs a lot of money and requires a load of medical research). While there is lots of anecdotal evidence, and suggestions of CBD’s benefits online, they are yet to be tried and tested by science. While we know a lot, clinical trials need to be carried out so that we can ascertain CBD’s medical benefits.

Each of the products we sell are as food supplements to ensure that you can maintain your ECS and levels of phytocannabinoids, all of which are vitally important for your well-being!

The FSA’s statement at the start of 2020 puts into motion the enforcement of ‘Novel Food’ status of CBD. This means that all foods containing CBD (including CBD oil) will be illegal unless it has undergone a process of testing and approval. This testing process can take up to a year and a half to complete. If this were to happen in the UK, the whole CBD industry and those who rely on that income will be decimated. The UK’s FSA has set out that manufacturers must submit their applications by March 2021.

For us as a retailer, we need to keep an eye on the progress of the industry. Our supplier is applying to be given a license and supply CBD, so all fingers crossed we will be able to keep selling our fantastic CBD oils well into 2021.

For consumers, this may be a positive. It means that all of the oils on the market will comply with a high standard of production and formula. It stops the roulette that many of us need to run today to find something that is of good quality- there are more than a few companies selling products that aren’t what they seem. Sadly, you can’t even trust high street brands!

Are other kinds of CBD still legal?

Well, the FSA’s change in policy only affects products that are taken orally: which are classed as foods. CBD products like cosmetics, topicals, and vape oils are not included. We are unsure whether this will change, or there will be independent reviews of these kinds of CBD oils.

Products like CBD flower (which we think is actually fantastic) are technically not legal and cannot be sold. However, this is not fully enforced as there are still ‘hemp tea’ products still available online. This will certainly change in time

Cannabis Organizations

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We’ve created a roundup of some cannabis related organizations which are no longer around – we’ve done this because we want to make sure the message they were trying to spread is still heard, even if their websites are no longer live! Let’s get started:

 

 

Cannabis Business Alliance

The Cannabis Business Alliance was an industry leading resource and trade association for business owners formed in 2009. The Alliance advocated for sensible and collaborative public policy that protected employees, patients, and clients of the medical and retail marijuana industry.

 

 

The CBA played a vital role for its members in the development of the cannabis industry. It promotes best business practices, works to enhance the emerging industry’s role in state-level business economy, and supports education and safety to protect employees and purchasers within regulated marijuana commerce. Although the CBA no longer seem to be active, they had a great impact on the industry.

 

 

The Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform (CCPR)

Since 2011, the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform (CCPR) has organized, energized, and empowered people to stand up and take action against the United States’ damaging cannabis policies. The CCPR is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to replacing the harmful policy of cannabis prohibition with reasonable regulation, based on science, through ballot initiatives, legislative collaboration and public education campaigns.

 

 

 

 

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