Many people wonder whether CBD is legal in the United Kingdom. It is a very good question, since the status of CBD is changing all over the world.  CBD is legal in the UK.  In fact, CBD is under regulated in the UK, so consumers must be especially careful when they choose their CBD. Elements of Green can help you make a smart choice.

What is CBD?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a natural substance found in the hemp plant. It interacts with your body’s own endocannabinoid system to reduce bad inflammation, help with stress and anxiety levels, relieve pain, and more.  A pharmaceutical version of CBD is even used to reduce seizures in two forms of epilepsy.  Unlike CBD’s better-known cousin, THC, CBD cannot make you high.  People around the world are discovering that CBD can help them live better lives. You can learn more about how CBD can help you here.

CBD in the UK

CBD has never specifically been illegal in the UK, but it has only recently become very popular, so people know less about CBD than they do about other products from the hemp plant like hempseed oil.  When CBD burst onto the scene in the past few years, many dodgy producers started selling CBD which was of poor quality or even entirely fraudulent. One study found that more than 60 percent of the high street CBD products contained less CBD than advertised, and some contained no CBD at all.  Other products have illegal levels of THC or contaminants such as heavy metals or pesticides. So, while CBD is legal in the United Kingdom, consumers must be careful.

Most physical shops do little investigation of the CBD brands they carry.  You might expect that from the corner petrol station, but the product that had no CBD at all retailed for £90, so simply going to a fancy store and paying up for a premium product is no guarantee. Some online shops are no better. The US giant recently started selling CBD but that company appears to do little more to guarantee its product purity than it does for cheap plastic toys.

At Elements of Green, we carefully select each CBD company we allow to sell through us.  We insist on lab testing for each and every CBD product and we share the results with you.  And we sell nothing but CBD, so each of our customer service reps knows our products and knows how to help you.

If you are looking to try some CBD in the United Kingdom, Elements of Green has suggestions for you.  If you are looking for the fastest overall benefit, you might try our Janus Organic CBD Oil. It provides 100 milligrams per milliliter of CBD along with a host of other beneficial cannabinoids to increase its effect. And it comes in three great flavours!  For those who want to try a variety of products, the Janus CBD Starter Bundle includes the Janus Organic CBD Oil, two relaxing bath bombs so you can enjoy your CBD in luxury, capsules for those who prefer to take their CBD that way, and the Janus Zero CBD Oil, guaranteed to have no THC at all. If you are still not sure or if you have some specific need, take our CBD product finder quiz and we will recommend some products for you.