Is CBD Oil legal in the UK?
You may be wondering - is CBD Oil legal and safe to use in the UK? CBD legality varies around the world so here is our full guide on CBD Oil and UK law in 2021.
If you’re thinking about trying CBD Oil, you may be wondering if it is legal and safe to use in the UK?
CBD legality varies around the world, with regulations changing from country to country.
It can be a confusing question so here is our up-to-date guide on the law around CBD Oil in the UK in 2022!
The Short Answer:
Yes, CBD Oil is legal in the UK if it meets certain standards and regulations.
CBD Oil is a lawful product in the UK however it is a food supplement and a novel food so must meet certain standards in order to be lawfully sold and consumed.
Our range of CBD Oil is fully legal, lab-tested and made from hemp grown organically in Switzerland.
Read on to find out more about the specific standards and regulations that make CBD Oil legal in the UK.
CBD Oil must have less than 1mg THC per container
CBD Oil must not contain more than 1mg THC per container. THC is the compound present in the cannabis plant that is intoxicating and gets you high. It is a naturally occurring cannabinoid just like CBD but due to it's intoxicating abilities it is a restricted substance. CBD Oils that contain less than 1mg THC are not intoxicating so will not get you high or impair your abilities. Look out for CBD Oils that come with lab reports which prove their THC levels are within legal standards.
CBD Oil must be licensed and authorised by the FSA
The Food Standards Agency requires all UK businesses to submit novel food authorisation applications to sell their own CBD products. Going through the authorisation process with the FSA is the only route to compliance for a CBD Oil to be legally sold on the UK market. All licensed CBD Oils will be 100% legal with a traceable production process that has been confirmed from farm to bottle.
CBD Oil must be labelled with warnings
All CBD Oil in the UK must be labelled with warnings for certain groups of people.
The FSA say “As a precaution, we do not recommend CBD for people in vulnerable groups, unless under medical direction. These include: pregnant and breastfeeding people and people taking any medication. If you have any health concerns, please contact a healthcare professional.”
It is a legal requirement to display this information alongside nutritional information on every CBD Oil.
CBD Oil for animals is classed as a medicine
You may be wondering - can I give CBD Oil to my dog? Can I give CBD Oil to my cat? Does CBD Oil work for animals?
CBD oil has been classified as an animal medicine in the UK but as of yet no specific products have been approved by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate.
In 2021, legally, only your vet can prescribe a legal human CBD product for your pet.
However, based on anecdotal evidence, many users in the UK have been trying their own CBD oil products on their dogs and pets with good success.
CBD Oil can be mixed in with food or applied topically as animals have cannabinoid receptors just like humans do.