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The legal position of CBD in the UK

YES! CBD oil is Legal for use in the UK if it contains a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) level of below 0.2% (by dry weight). THC is the psychoactive crystalline compound that naturally occurs in cannabis that is classified as a controlled substance under the ‘Misuse of Drugs Act 1971’ 

All the products we sell on our site CBD Supermarket are legal as they contain less than the 0.2% THC content limited in UK law.

CBD must be extracted from industrial grade hemp strains that have been approved by the EU; these government approved strains are varieties of cannabis plant that contain no THC.

Cannabis is classified as a class B drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, but CBD is not included as a controlled substance. However, that does not mean it is legal to grow your own low or no THC cannabis plants; it is illegal to grow any species of hemp or cannabis in the UK unless you are an approved and licensed grower for medical or research purposes.

Producers of CBD must be granted a license and permission from the Home Office. Retailers must sell CBD products as ‘food supplements’ which must be labelled in full compliance of The Food Supplements (England) Regulations 2003 or be a registered as a licensed medical distributor.

If you have any questions about CBD please email lisa@cbdsupermarket.co.uk or call 0800 772 0904, we are here to guide you.