A Brief Guide to CBD in England
With CBD in England becoming more and more popular, it’s more important than ever to stay informed and educated. As one of the fastest growing UK industries, with hundreds of retailers making big claims, we’re passionate about helping people to cut through the noise and find the truth.
So, this guide covers the legal status of industrial hemp and CBD in England, the different types of cannabidiol products available, as well as how to safely and legally buy CBD in England.
A Rough Guide to CBD in England
- Hemp-derived CBD oil in England (and other CBD products) are widely available
- Industrial hemp cultivated in England must contain 0.2% THC or less
- CBD oil in England includes both full-spectrum , broad spectrum and isolate options
- In England the Home Office regulate the cultivation, processing, and sale of hemp.
- If you wish to register to grow hemp in England you can find further advice here
- Consumer products must have untraceable THC so less than 0.00% THC
IS CBD legal in England?
If you’re asking, ‘Is CBD legal in England?’ the answer is, yes! However, there are restrictions.
For a CBD product to be legal in England, it needs to contain 0% THC (the illegal, psychoactive part of marijuana that causes a high.) So, it’s always important to check the labels of any CBD product you buy. Remember, even if you’re mis-sold an illegal product, you’ll still be liable for breaking the law.
You should also understand that laws and regulations regarding CBD oil in England could soon change. CBD oil has recently been classed as a ‘Novel Food’ by the European Commission. And although England is no longer a part of Europe, this ruling still applies. (A novel food is defined as food that had not been consumed to a significant degree by humans in the EU before May 1997.) And under this ruling, anything classed as a novel food will become banned. – This will not apply to non-edible CBD products such as vape oils and skincare items.
However, the UK Food Standards Commission has not yet decided whether it will enforce this decision. So, it will become important to check regularly to determine the legal status of CBD oil in England.
CBD products in England
When it comes to buying CBD oil in England, there are a wide variety of products available for you to choose from. And the product you choose really comes down to your reason for taking CBD, as well as finding something that fits naturally into your lifestyle.
CBD OIL IN ENGLAND
CBD oil in England is most often consumed in the form of oral drops. These come in liquid form, and are applied sublingually. This means that you drop the CBD oil under your tongue. Then, it’s best to wait 60 seconds for your body to absorb the cannabidiol.
However, as with any CBD product, you’ll need to use a high enough concentration to have any real benefits. And some retailers of CBD oil will include only negligible amounts of CBD, whilst claiming outlandish benefits. Here at ULU, we offer some of the highest concentrations of CBD oil in England. And we always include the exact mg of CBD per drop for accurate dosing. We also have a range of CBD amino supplements – CBD oils enriched with powerful amino acids for wider benefits.
One of the newest ways to take CBD in England comes in the form of CBD skincare products. CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory with antioxidant properties. Studies have also shown that it helps limit sebum production, which helps to reduce acne. Therefore it’s no surprise that you’ll find it in all sorts of skincare serums and creams.
It’s extra important to use CBD skincare products with a high concentration of cannabidiol, as the skin is difficult to penetrate. To have any real effect, we’re not confident that anything less than a 1% CBD concentration will do the job! Here at ULU, we have a unique collection of luxury, high-strength CBD skincare products. In fact, we offer some of the highest concentrations of CBD skincare on the UK market. All of our ingredients are organic and sourced from the EU, and of course, they’re combined with our potent luxury cannabidiol.
For those who enjoy vaping, CBD vape products can combine the fulfilling experience of inhalation with the wellness benefits of hemp extract. Vape products are available in a variety of flavours, and can provide the same calming effects as other CBD-infused items. Be sure to check out our fine range of CBD vape options in the ULU online store.
CBD TABLETS & CAPSULES
CBD tablets are a convenient method to take your daily dosage of CBD oil. And they work especially well if you’re used to taking a daily supplement or vitamin. They’re also easily transported, as they’ll fit discreetly into your bag. At ULU we have the finest CBD tablets on the market.
Industrial hemp in England
Industrial hemp grown in England boasts a mandatory 0.2% THC content or less. However, like many commercial brands on the market, the quality of CBD products can vary from one company to the next.
In England, seeds must produce hemp plants with no more than 0.2% THC and must be selected from the European Approved Seed Catalogue.
And many factors in the growing and production of hemp will affect the level of quality of the final CBD product. Many of these factors include how the hemp is processed, how the CBD is “pulled” from the plant, and finally, what measures the company puts into place to evaluate the CBD content.
This is why it’s essential for consumers to be informed when buying from a CBD retailer. A company that is committed to presenting high-value CBD from regulated European hemp (like ourselves at ULU), can make all the difference in the world.
Buying CBD online in England
English residents interested in trying CBD have plenty of options. Consumers can purchase CBD products in places such as health food shops, chemists, and other retailers. However, there is another easier and more convenient option: online shopping or e commerce.
As one of the UK’s most trusted and well-established CBD brands, we believe here at ULU that the online shopping experience is superior to in shop shopping. Why? Because it allows you the opportunity to do exhaustive research on the products you are buying. Buyers must beware when choosing an in-store option, as not every company sells reputable products with traceable lab reports that can verify content and ingredients. And if you’re buying from a general retailer, there may not be anyone on-hand who is trained to advise you in buying CBD products,
Furthermore, online shopping saves you time and your purchases are delivered safe to your home. With social distancing so important during the Covid-19 outbreak, home shopping is currently the way forward for many.
Finding a high-quality CBD product
While some manufacturers do everything they can to manufacture real, high-quality CBD, others simply do not. In short, there is a a wide variety regarding overall value and quality on the English CBD market.
To ensure that you’re getting the most out of your purchase, we recommend:
- Reading customer reviews from a variety of places, not just the retailer’s website!
- Checking that the retailer has verified lab reports to understand what exactly your CBD product contains. (You can read our third-party lab reports here.)
- Trying to find out about the production processes used to create a company’s range of products, including method of CBD extraction. Methods of CBD extraction determine the overall quality of the CBD product, with C02 extraction and ultrasonic technology methods producing higher-quality products than solvent or oil methods. After all, high quality CBD can make all the difference in terms of wellness benefits, as well as your overall experience.
- Make sure to avoid any products labelled ‘hemp oil’ as these do not contain CBD. Hemp oil actually comes from the seeds of the hemp plant, which do not contain any cannabidiol. Whereas CBD comes from the leaves and stalks of hemp – naturally high in cannabidiol.
How to find what works for you
To find the CBD product that works the best for you, first, try and work out your overall goal. Are you using CBD to help with anxiety or stress? In this case, a method with maximum absorption rate such as vaping or CBD oil may work best. However, if you’re looking to receive aches and pains, or to help with dry skin, then a CBD skincare product applied topically is likely to work better for you.
You’ll also need to think about which product fits into your lifestyle. Although CBD-infused products are a great way to enhance your health and wellbeing, some of them simply may not be right for you. For instance, if you’re not already a vape user, then vapes may not be the right choice for you. On the contrary, if you have got a super busy and stressful schedule your best option may be in the form of a capsule or an oil.
ULU – Premium, High-strength CBD in England
If you are searching for a truly superior product, along with lab reports that verify CBD content and quality, be sure to check out our online selection here at ULU. We have literally set the bar in terms of CBD quality with our accredited laboratories and are regarded by many as the best and highest strength CBD in England.
We offer CBD oils, vapes, skincare, and more that are all made from 100% European certified and grown industrial hemp. And with guaranteed 0% THC verified by our lab reports, everything we sell is completely legal in England.