CBD Oil UK Law: Is it legal? (October 2018 Update)
CBD Oil UK Law (October 2018 Update)
In a Nutshell:
As reputable CBD oil sold in the UK contains between 0 & 0.2% THC - it is currently completely legal to possess and consume in the UK. Many newcomers are curious whether CBD oil will get you "high".
Put simply: It won’t.
THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the chemical compound in Cannabis which has this effect on users, and since there’s little to no THC in UK sold CBD, there is not a high enough THC content to produce these unwanted side-effects.
Products containing Cannabidiol (CBD) - which are explicitly marketed with medical claims - are classed as medicines by the UK Government regulatory body, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). CBD products marketed in such way therefore cannot be sold in the UK without regulatory approval.
Since no reputable UK CBD companies market CBD in this way, they are able to bring Cannabidiol products to the UK market. The UK Cannabis Trade Association (CTA) are a large independent body who provide support to UK CBD sellers, helping them to market Cannabidiol within the acceptable framework outlined by the MHRA.
As of October 2018, the government is believed to be closely monitoring Cannabidiol CBD, and the CTA is committing countless hours on behalf of their members to improve the governments' understanding of the industry.
You can check the latest CBD related statements from the MHRA on the .GOV website
In terms of the different methods of ingesting CBD, all of the commonly available options - CBD oil, CBD gummies, CBD vape oil, CBD capsules - are completely legal in the UK at time of this update.