Is CBD Oil legal in the UK? It is 100% legal in the United Kingdom in 2020 under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 as long as it contains less than 1mg THC and CBN.
The legal status of CBD oil in the UK
It’s THC which is responsible for the cannabis plant high and the illegality of street cannabis, THC is only found in trace amounts in hemp – the species of cannabis used to extract CBD.
Cannabidiol is not a controlled substance when isolated in the UK, USA or most of the EU. In the United Kingdom specifically, CBD is legal as long as the product is derived from EU approved strains of hemp, and it doesn’t contain over 1mg of any other controlled substance in the container or bottle.
The number of people using CBD oil, also known as cannabidiol, in the UK alone is estimated to stand at around 1.3m. Advocates of CBD oil say it can relieve chronic pain and inflammation, depression and insomnia, among other conditions. You can find out more about the potential benefits of it in our dedicated feature – just click this link for more information.
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