Are CBD Gummies Legal
Are CBD gummies legal in the UK?
CBD products have been main stream now for many years and stocked in major retailers such as Waitrose, Sainsburys and Holland and Barrett. We still get asked though are CBD gummies legal and by extension are CBD edibles legal?
Lets explore the laws around CBD to clear this up
CBD vs THC
CBD and THC have the same molecular structure, but there is a difference in how the molecules are arranged that are responsible for the differing effects they have. This causes both CBD and THC to have different impacts post consumption.
In summary CBD and THC have different receptors in the brain. CBD does not contain the psychoactive effects and thus is different to THC in that CBD will not get you high
THC is the compound that people associate with marijuana.
THC and by extension marijuana would be illegal in the UK, however CBD and CBD products are perfectly legal as long as they have under 0.2% THC in them.
Does THC get you stoned/high?
THC has a “psychoactive” effect on the brain. So yes consumption of any THC edible would lead to you feeling high or stoned? However remember there is a large difference between CBD and THC
CBD is not a “psychoactive” and so will not get you high or stoned, put simply, it isn't able to.
Who regulates CBD
The FSA currently regulate all CBD products on the market. When looking for CBD gummies of CBD edibles you should check it is an FSA approved product on the FSA CBD novel foods list.
You can find a link to that list here. As you can see all cbd shopy products are on the novel foods list so you can be safe our products are under the legal limits for THC and are perfectly legal to consume
So to confirm are CBD gummies legal in the UK?
Yes! CBD gummies are legal in the UK and by extension CBD edibles are legal in the UK. As discussed above to check the legality of any CBD product, ensure it is on the novel foods list.
Making sure your CBD product is legal
As always there might be one or two products that slip by the regulations and are not on the novel foods list. The sure fire way to cement your decision is to check if the product has 3rd party lab reports. In the 3rd party lab reports you should be able to see the THC element and it's amount. This amount should say less than 0.2% THC or "Trace" and is amounts so small only trace elements. If the THC content is above that, it is likely not a legal CBD product and is a THC product that falls under UK regulations.
0 THC Gummies?
If you want gummies that have 0 THC you will need to look for this in the lab reports. Again look for the THC row and ensure the amount is 0.0 or 0%. This way you can be sure that gummy has 0% THC.