Everything You Need to Know About Buying CBD in Manchester
When it comes to CBD, Manchester is ahead of the curve. While the CBD industry is still comparatively new to the UK, in Manchester it has already taken off, with many Manchester residents using it to treat pain, anxiety, stress and sleeplessness. However, with so much choice on the market, it can be difficult to know where to start. So, here’s everything you need to know when it comes to buying CBD in Manchester. We’ll cover different types of CBD products in Manchester, how to find a reputable CBD company, and where to buy CBD oil in Manchester.
A quick guide to hemp and CBD oil in Manchester
- Hemp-derived CBD oil in Manchester (and other CBD products) are widely available
- Industrial hemp cultivated in England must contain 0.2% THC or less
- CBD oil in Manchester includes full-spectrum , broad spectrum and isolate options
- In England the Home Office regulates the cultivation, processing, and sale of hemp.
- If you wish to register to grow hemp in England you can find further advice here
- CBD products in Manchester, and the UK as a whole, must have untraceable levels of THC – so less than 0.00% THC content
Is it legal to buy CBD in Manchester?
Short answer: Yes! CBD is not considered a controlled substance in the UK, and therefore it is completely legal to buy CBD in Manchester.
Long answer: Whilst CBD products in Manchester are legal, they do come with some restrictions. Any CBD product you buy will need to meet all British legal standards and requirements. And this includes containing less than 0.00% THC content. (THC is the psychoactive chemical found in marijuana that causes a high. It’s illegal in the UK.)
It’s also important to note that the guidelines around CBD oil in Manchester could soon be changing. In Europe, CBD oil has recently been classed as a novel food item, meaning that it could become banned. And whilst it’s unclear whether the UK will follow Europe by introducing this restriction, it’s still important to keep up to date with the laws surrounding UK CBD.
You should also make sure to only buy from UK-based CBD businesses. Contrary to popular belief, guidelines regarding hemp-derived CBD can still vary wildly from country to country. So, there’s always a risk in Manchester of finding CBD products that have been imported from other countries and may not be legal here.
Remember, you’ll still be held liable for purchasing an illegal product, even if it was mis-sold to you by a CBD retailer!
CBD products in Manchester
There’s a lot of choice when it comes to buying CBD products in Manchester. And whilst this means there’s truly a CBD product for everyone, it also means that it can be difficult to find the right product – especially from a retailer you can trust.
We’ll talk more below about how to find a reputable CBD retailer, as well as how to choose a product that works for you. But to help you understand your options, here are some of the most popular CBD products in Manchester.
CBD OIL IN MANCHESTER
Over the last 5 years, CBD oil in Manchester has exploded in popularity. In fact, CBD oral drops are regarded by many as the most common form of CBD in the UK as a whole. And this is likely because CBD oil is extremely easy to use. Simply use the dropper to place 2-3 drops under your tongue. Then, wait for 60 seconds for your body to absorb the CBD. Alternatively, try adding CBD oil to food – such as our gooey CBD chocolate brownies!
As CBD oil is applied under the tongue, it is quickly and directly absorbed into the bloodstream. This makes oils great for helping with any longer-term mood issues such as anxiety and stress. Cannabidiol is also a natural anti-inflammatory, so swallowing high-strength CBD over a long-term period can also help with chronic inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, IBS and other auto-immune illnesses.
However, you’ll need to take high concentrations of CBD oil to receive any real benefits. That’s why here at ULU, we offer some of the most potent CBD oils on the UK market. And we always clearly publish the exact level of CBD per individual drop, so you can easily compare products.
CBD beauty and skincare ranges are perhaps the newest additions to the Manchester CBD market. However, as CBD is a powerful natural anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and moisturiser, it’s really no surprise that it’s becoming more common in the beauty and skincare industry.
CBD skincare comes in the form of creams, oils and serums, applied directly to the skin. This means they are great for helping with dry skin conditions, anti-ageing and also acne reduction. However, as the skin is a natural barrier, you’ll need to use high-strength CBD creams to have any real effect. We’re not confident that any topical CBD product with a cannabidiol concentration of less than 1% will do much more than waste money.
Here at ULU, we’ve developed a high-concentration CBD skincare range. In fact, we haven’t been able to find another UK company with higher concentration CBD skincare products than us. All of our ingredients are organic, sourced from the EU and are 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. CBD vape oils are available in a variety of flavours and concentration levels.
And as vaping allows the CBD to be quickly absorbed into the body, many have reported that it provides an instant feeling of calm and relaxation. However, you’ll need to vape CBD in high-concentrations over a longer timeframe to receive long-term benefits for anxiety, stress, and health.
Be sure to check out our fine range of CBD vape options in the ULU online store. We offer 6 flavours of our high-concentration vape oils.
CBD TABLETS AND CAPSULES
CBD tablets are a convenient method to take your daily dosage of CBD oil. They are clean, as well as being easy to use and transport with you – one of the reasons why they are an extremely popular choice for professionals as well as athletes in Manchester and the surrounding area.
CBD tablets are a great fit if you already take a daily multivitamin. And when taken regularly, they can have all the benefits of CBD including boosted mood, improved immune function, neuroprotection and pain management.
Check out our ULU range of CBD tablet capsules. High-strength CBD in a gel coating for easy swallowing.
What about hemp oil in Manchester?
There’s often confusion when it comes to CBD oil products and hemp oil in Manchester. So, to set the record straight: whilst CBD oil and hemp oil both come from the hemp plant, only CBD products contain cannabidiol. However, hemp oil actually comes from the seeds of the hemp plant, which contain only minute levels of CBD, if any.
Of course, you can buy hemp oil in Manchester. And these products have some cosmetic benefits. However, you won’t receive all of the wider benefits of cannabidiol. So, always make sure to check the labels of anything you buy very carefully.
Industrial hemp in Manchester
Industrial hemp in Manchester must be grown in the UK, and must have a THC content of 0.2% or less. (With the final CBD product containing less than 0.00% THC.) Hemp seeds must also be selected from the European Approved Seed Catalogue.
You’ll also need a license from the Government to grow hemp in Manchester. And to receive this, you’ll need to follow a number of guidelines including:
- Informing Manchester Police that you hold a hemp growing license
- Refraining from growing hemp in Manchester near schools or playgrounds
- Provide an exact field reference number as well as exact measurements of the growing area
- Renew your license every year before the start of the hemp growing season
How to guarantee high-quality CBD products in Manchester
Over the last few years there has been a large increase in the number of retailers of CBD products in Manchester. And while some manufacturers do everything they can to manufacture real, high-quality cannabidiol products, others simply do not. In short, there is a wide variety of standards in overall value and quality on the Manchester CBD market.
So, here are some of our best tips to find a reputable retailer and guarantee a high-quality CBD product .
- Always look at concentration levels. Many retailers use different concentration level indicators (from PPM to mg to %.) But you’ll need a high-concentration CBD product (>5% CBD oils capsules and vapes, and >1% CBD skincare creams) to have any real benefits. Reputable companies will give an overall % of CBD content, or even tell you the CBD content per dose like we do for our high-strength CBD oils.
- Try to find out about the extraction method used to pull cannabidiol from the hemp plant. Methods such as CO2 extraction and ones that use ultrasonic technology produce a higher-quality product than an oil or solvent extraction method. Find out why buying a high-quality CBD product actually matters!
- Only buy from companies who have their products tested by independent labs to verify 0% THC, purity and CBD content. Recently many mainstream UK CBD retailers were found to have illegal levels of THC, and lower levels of CBD than advertised in their products. (You can read our ULU lab reports here)
- Read product reviews – not just on the retailers’ websites, but on third-party review sites
- Try to look for testimonials and case studies to see what real users have to say, but bear in mind that these could be sponsored by the retailer
- Only buy from a UK-based CBD company, as other countries have different CBD laws which could make any imported products illegal here in the UK
Where to buy CBD products in Manchester
If you’re looking to buy CBD products in Manchester, you have plenty of options. However, not all options are equal. You may find that CBD quality varies greatly depending on which option you choose.
So, let’s take a look at the different ways to buy CBD in Manchester.
Buy CBD in-store
Consumers can purchase CBD products in places such as health food shops, chemists, and specialist CBD shops like vape stores. Even mainstream retailers such as Boots and Holland & Barrett now sell a range of CBD products. You can also find CBD drinks and oils in some off-licenses and petrol stations.
However, we don’t recommend buying a CBD product in a Manchester store. Contrary to popular belief, having a CBD product available to buy in a physical location isn’t a marker of quality. Furthermore, you may be pressured by a sales assistant to buy something without doing proper research. And even worse, there may not be a dedicated CBD expert on-hand to answer questions if you’re buying from a more general retailer. And all of this runs the risk that you’ll waste money on a low-quality product that isn’t right for your needs.
Buy CBD online
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-store shopping.
Why? It allows you the opportunity to do exhaustive research on the products you are buying, with no pressure of time or salespeople. Also, online shopping saves you time, as your purchases are delivered safely to your home or office. With social distancing so important during the Covid-19 outbreak in Manchester, home shopping is the way forward. No hassle, no stress: just convenience and a well-informed choice.
ULU – A UK CBD company you can trust
If you are searching for a truly superior product, along with authentic lab reports that accurately verify CBD content and guarantee you 0% THC, be certain to check out our selection here at ULU.
We’re a UK-based CBD company that have set the bar in terms of CBD quality with our accredited laboratories. In fact, we’re regarded by many as the best standard of market quality in the UK.
We offer high-strength CBD oils, vapes, skincare, and capsules, all made from 100% European certified and grown industrial hemp. So, why not shop our online range of CBD products today?
Happy CBD shopping!