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While everyone knows that cannabis is illegal in the UK, few people make the distinction between it and hemp. Hemp is a plant in the same family of plants as cannabis but is different and separate. It’s also legal in the UK, however, a license is required in order to grow it and one must also follow strict instructions its use.
Most CBD oil in the UK comes entirely from hemp and, as such, is completely legal. However, it has to be proven that the CBD oil comes from an industrial hemp strain and not a marijuana plant. Furthermore, there has to be fewer than 0.2% THC present in the oil.
CBD oil is not the only kind of CBD product that’s legal in the UK, either. There are CBD gummies, CBD vape juices, CBD capsules, and CBD sprays. So long as they all have less than 0.2% of THC present, they are all entirely legal.
Some people are surprised to find out that CBD oil and other products derived from hemp are, in fact, legal. However, it’s often these people who aren’t aware of what CBD and THC are, the differences in them, and how present they are in hemp and marijuana. Both CBD and THC are cannabinoids, compounds that occur naturally in the plants and interact with receptors found in the brain.
The primary difference between CBD and THC is that THC is psychoactive, and CBD is not. As such, THC will cause the sensation of feeling “high” while CBD will not. This is partly why CBD is legal, but so long as there isn’t enough THC content to make the oil psychoactive. Hemp plants and CBD oil have minimal THC content.
There are other differences, too. The compounds affect different receptors in the endocannabinoid system and are known to cause different effects. However, the psychoactive nature of THC is also what makes it more prone to causing side effects and some believe it to be easy to abuse.
The short answer is: no, CBD oil will in no way get you stoned or high. CBD oil does not contain enough THC, or Tetrahydrocannabinol, to get you high. THC is the psychoactive component present in cannabis-family plants that causes that high. In hemp, this THC is at a much lower level than it would be in marijuana. In legal CBD oil products sold in the UK, there is less than 0.2% THC in the entire product. This is nowhere near enough to get you high, no matter how much of a dose you intend to take.
However, the lack of THC does not mean that CBD oil has no impact whatsoever. CBD, like THC, is a cannabinoid, which means it interacts with receptors in the nervous system and throughout the body that causes the release of neurotransmitters like melatonin. While this doesn’t get you high, it can have a range of effects. People regularly take CBD oil for relief, to manage stress and anxiety, to improve sleep, and even to reduce the severity and frequency of seizures.
As everyone is different, people taking CBD oil need to be aware of how the compound affects them personally. Be it drowsiness, headaches, nausea. While CBD oil isn’t illegal and classed as safe to use for drivers. If you find yourself experiencing any unwanted side effects after taking CBD oil, it may be worth experimenting with your dosage or the timing of your dosage and avoid driving until you have found a safe balance.
Research is showing that CBD has both a direct and indirect effect on sleep. It has a direct regulating action on your sleep cycles as well as alleviating other conditions (such as anxiety and discomfort), which also helps to promote restful sleep. Further research is still needed, although the results from animal studies show promising results.
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