CBD - Frequently Asked Questions

What is CBD? | Discount Cannabis Seeds

Although CBD Oil has been really popular is the USA for many years, until recently it has been pretty much unknown in the UK.

So what is CBD? CBD stands for cannabidiol, a natural ingredient which can be extracted from cannabis and hemp plants.

So what's the difference between cannabis and Hemp plants? The key difference is the level of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which gives the psychoactive effects and is contained in high levels in the cannabis plant. The hemp plant contains only traces of THC and is bred for CBD use without the effects of the THC.

In the UK it is legal to buy and take CBD supplements and they are now readily available from high street retailers including Holland & Barrett.

CBD supplements are available as an Oil, capsules, sprays and gummies which don't make you high.

CBD is a naturally source extract and in order to be sold and classed as a food supplement can contain a maximum THC content of 0.2%.

CBD Oil is not a advertised as a medicine and does not claim medical benefits. To do so would mean it would need a licence from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

You may have seen a lot of publicity about cannabis oil and its use by people suffering with epilepsy. Cannabis Oil has a higher THC content than CBD oil and can only be used when prescribed by a doctor.