A Brief Guide to CBD in Scotland
Introducing the ULU 2020 guide to CBD in Scotland. With so many Scottish retailers on the market making all sorts of claims, we believe it’s important to get the facts straight. We want people to be more informed about CBD than ever! So, we’ve created this guide to help you understand the legal status of cannabidiol and hemp, how to buy CBD online safely and legally, as well as the different types of CBD products in Scotland today.
A rough guide to CBD in Scotland
- Hemp-derived CBD oil in Scotland (and other CBD products) are widely available
- Industrial hemp cultivated in Scotland must contain 0.2% THC or less
- CBD oil in Scotland includes both full-spectrum , broad spectrum and isolate options
- In Scotland the British Home Office regulate the cultivation, processing, and sale of hemp.
- If you wish to register to grow hemp in Scotland you can find further advice here
- CBD products in Scotland must have untraceable THC so less than 0.00% THC content to be level in
Is CBD legal in Scotland?
Even a quick internet search will show that the question ‘Is CBD legal in Scotland?’ is a common one. And as many Scottish people are aware by now, CBD is an active compound found in the hemp plant. It is non-intoxicating, meaning that it does not produce a high or intoxication. For these reasons, the compound is now legally enjoying popularity in many parts of Scotland.
However, these guidelines could soon be changing due to CBD oils recently being classed as novel food items by the European Council – which could make them illegal. However, it’s yet unclear as to whether the UK will enforce this ruling. If you’re an avid buyer of CBD oil in Scotland, make sure to check in on this regularly. Remember, even if you’re mis-sold an illegal product by a retailer, you’ll still be held liable for any legal punishment.
CBD products in Scotland
There are a wide variety of CBD products in Scotland. And choosing the product that works for you comes down to a variety of factors – which we’ve discussed later on in this article. However, to help you make your decision, here’s a list of some of the most popular CBD products in Scotland today:
CBD OIL IN SCOTLAND
Taking CBD oil in Scotland has become increasingly popular over the past few years. Simply use the oil dropper to insert 2-3 drops under your tongue. Then, wait for 60 seconds for your body to absorb the oil. You can also do this 2 or 3 times a day depending on your desired dose. Alternatively, you can add a couple of drops of oil to food or beverages. Why not check out our recipe for CBD chocolate brownies?
However, it’s important to understand that CBD needs to be taken in high enough concentrations to have the benefits claimed by many retailers. Here at ULU, we offer some of the highest concentration CBD oil in Scotland or even in the UK. And unlike many retailers who’ll try to confuse you with a variety of measurements, we always include exact mg of cannabidiol per drop.
We’ve also developed an innovative range of CBD amino supplement oils – enriched with powerful amino acids.
If you do not like the taste of CBD Oil, the perfect solution is CBD capsules. Sometimes these are known as soft gel tablets. The procedure for taking your daily dose is greatly simplified, as you simply take the capsule with your normal daily meal time schedule. No mess no fuss.
CBD also has a variety of benefits for skin, with CBD products in Scotland increasingly becoming skincare and beauty related. There are body oils, face creams and face serums, and also balms available in Scotland. The addition of CBD acts an anti inflammatory and assists with redness, acne, as well as dry and tired skin. We actually add CBD to our products, many others claim to contain CBD but have minute quantities that can barely offer any benefit.
Our impressive collection of topical CBD skincare products is ideal if you wish to add to your beauty regime.
Vaping in general has become very popular, and now CBD vape oil has arrived. Offering a rapid absorption into the body, vaping enables the user to gain the benefits of CBD in a fast and convenient way. Also available in 6 flavours, ULU offers strawberry e liquid, cinnamon vape oil, blueberry e liquid, vanilla vape oil , menthol e-liquid and peppermint vape oil. ULU CBD vape oils contain 0% THC and are non addictive, making them an exciting alternative for taking CBD.
Industrial hemp in Scotland
Industrial hemp grown in Scotland can only have a 0.2% THC content or less by dry weight. THC is the psychoactive compound that produces a high, or mind altering effects.
With hemp derived CBD products, consumers do not have this effect, because the level of CBD is reduced down to less than 0.00% when it arrives in the final product. So, it’s always best to make sure you’re buying hemp-derived CBD products.
As CBD is naturally derived from hemp, there has been an increase in interest for farming the plant in Scotland as indicated in this article in The Scottish Farmer.
Where can I buy CBD in Scotland?
CBD products in Scotland are widely available. And as long as they contain less than 0.2% THC, they are legal to buy. In fact, they can be purchased nearly anywhere. Head down to your local vape shop, health supplement shop, or petrol station for instance, and you will see a variety of CBD products – mainly oils and drinks.
Given their widespread availability, Scottish residents now have easy access to hemp derived products. For some, this means better prices and a wide selection of products to choose from. People can access full spectrum CBD, broad spectrum CBD, and even CBD isolate products depending on the shop they visit. Read our recent article for more information on the different spectrums of CBD.
Unfortunately, the quality of these products available in shops can be variable. And as many CBD products in Scotland are sold by general retailers, there isn’t always a dedicated CBD expert in-store to ask for advice. For this reason, it’s important to do plenty of research to find a good, high quality brand with excellent customer reviews and a commitment to providing exceptional products.
Buy CBD online in Scotland
If you’re looking to buy CBD online in Scotland, you have plenty of options. As CBD is one of the fastest growing industries in the UK, a simple Google search will return hundreds of CBD retailers.
Online shopping though, saves you time and your purchases are delivered safe to your home. But it’s important to do careful research on your chosen retailer to avoid wasting money on low-quality, low-concentration products. Many online retailers only use small amounts of cannabidiol in their products, and make it difficult for buyers to understand exactly how much CBD they’re getting in each product.
So, investing a little more of your precious time and doing some research enables you to ensure that what you are purchasing is suitable and fit for purpose. Though CBD products are made from industrial hemp, not all of them are made equally. You should make sure a brand specifies:
- Where the CBD was sourced.
- 0% THC
- The extraction method of CBD – look for higher-quality extraction methods that include ultrasonic technology or C02 extraction rather than oil or solvent methods
In addition to this, you should only buy from retailers who have their products tested by third-party labs to verify their exact content.An inability to view lab reports presents a problem for potential CBD customers. A recent UK study actually found that many major CBD retailers were inaccurate with their reports about actual CBD content, with some even allowing THC to creep in at illegal levels.
You can find our ULU lab reports here.
ULU – Premium, high-strength CBD
Here at ULU we offer some of the UK’s highest-quality and most trusted UK CBD products. We offer a range of high-strength cannabidiol products including oils, vapes, capsules and skincare.
And we’re proud to be a retailer you can trust. So, we freely publish our third-party lab reports to verify CBD content and 0% THC.
If you are confused by what CBD products to try, and never want to settle for mediocre quality, come to ULU and try the best. Because We love you. And we want to help U Love U too!
Happy CBD shopping!
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