The sudden surge in interest for CBD oil has led a lot of people to question its legality. Let’s take a deep dive into these questions and topics and see what UK’s laws have to say about it.
After World War One, hemp was outlawed by the UK. This was due to the fact that is was confused with other forms of cannabis in a time where people feared its psychoactive effects. Today, times have changed as UK citizens can now grow industrial hemp by applying for a license from the Home Office Controlled Drugs Licensing department.
CBD Product Selling
CBD products can be sold in the UK as long as they are not advertised to have medicinal benefits. Claiming that your products have medicinal benefits can only be done with a license from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.
The rise of the CBD industry doesn’t necessarily mean that shipping has been as easy. Licenses are not needed when it comes to importing CBD into the UK. However, shipping to other countries is only allowed if the product is legal in that country.
Brands are only allowed to sell CBD products as a food supplement with two conditions:
- No medical claims
- A daily recommended dose below 200mg of CBD is stated on the product