The cannabidiol (CBD) oil market is one of the fastest growing industries in the UK.

Boosted by the British Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) reclassifying CBD as a medicine in January 2017 - CBD-rich hemp now provides a legal alternative to medical marijuana and allows the consumer to enjoy the benefits of CBD without the risk of getting high.

We’ve put together a quick list of answers to questions our customers often ask us about the world’s hottest supplement right now.

What is CBD oil?

CBD is one of 104 chemical compounds, known as cannabinoids, that can be found in the cannabis plant. It’s a naturally occurring substance, which can be extracted and mixed with a carrier oil – often hemp seed or coconut – to create CBD oil.

Can CBD oil get you high?

CBD is not psychoactive, meaning that it won’t make you ‘high’ – the sensation most commonly associated with cannabis. It is, however, reported to offer a range of health and medicinal benefits.

What are the effects of taking CBD oil?

People have used CBD traditionally used for thousands of years to treat various types of pain, but the medical community have only recently begun to study it again.

Such health-related studies have found that CBD could reduce arthritis pain, general chronic pain, help with the treatment of diabetes and anxiety relief.

* Read more on such studies here at CBD UK Wellness Centre.

Is CBD oil legal?

CBD oil obtained from hemp is legal, because the FDA considers hemp-derived cannabinoids to be food-based products, so their importation and consumption is not restricted.

How much CBD oil should I take?

This really depends on which product you are using, how you use it and how your body adapts to it. We encourage you to discuss with your healthcare practitioner if you have specific questions.

Please contact us if you have any CBD-related queries.