CBD buyers have many choices of where to purchase the products which help them. Legally, any retailer can sell CBD. From the petrol store down the road to the most posh high street specialty store, CBD is showing up just about everywhere. Online retailers also sell CBD. Are there better and worse places to make your choice? There sure are, and at Elements of Green, we think we deserve a look.
What is CBD?
CBD is the shortened name for cannabidiol. It is a substance found naturally in the hemp plant. All cannabinoids, including CBD, interact with your body’s endocannbinoid system. Research indicates that the endocannbinoid system has a role in regulating inflammation, the immune system, hunger pangs, and more. CBD works with your body to reduce excess inflammation, relieve stress and anxiety, reduce pain, and promote general wellness. You can learn more about how CBD can help you here.
CBD and THC both come from a variety of the cannabis plant, but CBD is different from THC in that CBD does not make you high. You can take your CBD and drive, operate machinery, exercise, and do any other activity.
CBD in the UK
You can buy CBD just about anywhere in the United Kingdom but not all retailers are the same. A study by the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis found that more than half of the CBD it sampled did not have the amount of CBD it claimed to. One product did not contain any CBD at all! Caution is called for.
Many physical CBD retailers do not do any real vetting of the products they carry. Others might examine the products when they first buy them but do not keep up. The product which had no CBD at all retailed for £90 and sold in a high street shop. There are some CBD specialty shops which are well-regarded, such as the Otherside Cannabinoid Dispensary in London. That store was even open during lockdown.
Online retailers may be a good choice for CBD buyers. Caution is called for online, too. Amazon recently started selling CBD online, but it provides little information about the products it sells. For example, Amazon does not provide test results and it does not help you decide which product is best for you.
At Elements of Green, we choose the products we share with you carefully. We insist on lab testing of every product we sell and we ensure that our partners keep up with the testing for each batch. We have full descriptions of every product, and we have an extensive education center where you can learn which products might be best for you. We even have a quiz which will let you know which CBD might help you best. We pride ourselves on our outstanding customer service. If you’re ready to get going right now you might try our Janus CBD Starter Bundle. It has two kinds of CBD oil, two luxurious bath bombs for energy and relaxation, and CBD capsules. Everything in the bundle has been tested to ensure you get all the CBD you are paying for and the oils and capsules are all organic.