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.

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Who we are

CBD Oil Base is a direct to consumer e-commerce business that specialises in Cannabidiol (CBD) products. Our mission is to educate the world on the benefits of CBD and deliver best in class CBD products to our customers conveniently.

We are developing our own range of innovative cannabis oil products that use Cannabinoid (CBD) in easy to administer delivery methods which optimise the uptake of the active ingredient Cannabidiol.

CBD is not psychoactive as it contains less than 0.2% THC, therefore it is legal in Europe and in all 50 states in the USA.

Our knowledge can help

CBD Oil Base is looking to foster a new generation of internet entrepreneurs who will help to continue the drive towards unique and user-friendly e-commerce solutions.

We understand that future talent needs to be nurtured and given hands-on experience. This is why we offer a scholarship programme designed to do just that.

Experience and growth

The CBD Oil Base scholarship fund will grant two students $500 each to be used towards course materials and tuition. Applicants must currently be enrolled full-time at a university or college placement.

How to apply

Applicants will be asked to submit a short essay (2000 words) from one of the following two questions:

1. What are your thoughts and predictions on the future of e-commerce and where do you believe the biggest influences and gains can be achieved in online marketing.

2. Analyse and evaluate the effects of legalising cannabis (not CBD) for medicinal and recreational purposes across all states in the USA.

Application process

Completed essays are to be emailed to . Please include the following information:

1. Your full name, telephone number and mailing address.
2. The name of your university or college.
3. Proof of enrolment in the specified university or college.
4. The course you are studying.

Details of Scholarship

Essays must be submitted by December 31st of each calendar year and winners will be announced by February of the following year. For students who have questions, please feel free to call +44 (0) 207 096 1947.

NOTE: CBD Oil Base has a Privacy Policy for all applicants submissions. These submissions will not be shared and are for CBD Oil Base internal use only. No third party will be granted access to any information that we collect during this process. At the time of the submission deadline, we will evaluate all submissions and individually contact each winning applicant.