Where to Buy CBD Oil In the UK?

Tuesday, 8 January 2019  |  Admin

In recent years, whether cannabis (a class B drug) should be legalised has been one of the most hotly debated topics. Despite the fact cannabis is still very much illegal in the UK, there has been a marked rise in the quantity of people using cannabis-derived products, such as CBD oil. Not to mention, according to the Cannabis Trades Association UK, there has been an increase of 125,000 users from 2017 to 2018. But is it legal and where can you buy CBD oil in the UK?

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Is CBD legal in the UK?

In recent years, cannabis-derived products are gaining increased recognition for their medical usages, as researchers have realised that CBD products don’t make you “high” or under the influence. So much so, in 2016, the UK's Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) classified CBD as medicine for the first time, to help people who suffer from a wide variety of illnesses, providing it meets a strict set of "safety, quality and efficacy standards" to protect public health.

Furthermore, in 2017, a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) also revealed CBD may have numerous health benefits, such as being able to help treat symptoms relating to Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, MS, pain, anxiety, depression, cancer and diabetic complications. In addition, the NCBI (or National Centre for Biotechnology Information) have also agreed that cannabidiol benefits are clear. More specifically, for its use as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anxiolytic, anti-emetic, antipsychotic and anticonvulsant.

Where to buy CBD oil in the UK?

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There are a number of different ways of using CBD oil, from tablets, creams and even CBD e-liquid – each, however, have varying uses and strengths. As there are several different products available to buy, from e-liquids to vape liquid, you may be wondering “Where can I buy CBD oil near me?”.

CBD oil can be bought easily and legally in various strengths from a number of different companies online and in shops in the UK. It may even be purchased at pharmacies or on prescription by your doctor if your condition is severe enough, and health shops, such as Holland and Barratt in particular, where it is sold as a supplement. If you are going to vape CBD oil, it is worth checking that you have the right equipment - vape devices and CBD liquid - to achieve optimal effect. 

However, when looking to buy CBD oil, be careful not to get scammed. As there are so many different strengths of cannabidiol oil on the market, it makes it easy for some companies to rip-off new customers by saying their oil is stronger than it is.

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If you want to make sure the product you are buying is high quality and legal, make sure you do your research on the company you are using and their products. More importantly, check that they have an accredited CBD license – this is vital be certain that you are purchasing a good quality product. Although the MHRA ruling should improve the quality and standard of CBD products in the UK market, it is still best to use respectable companies in the industry with an established reputation.

Alternatively, you could also consider asking any friends and family members for any recommendations for where to purchase CBD oil in the UK, to avoid being conned and ensure you are getting cannabidiol oil that is effective for your needs.

- How much does CBD oil cost in the UK?

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Unfortunately, there is no simple answer for this. You can find CBD oil products in some stores for as little as £10 for a single bottle, however they can go up to as much as £80 to £100 for the same amount. However, be aware that sometimes opting for the cheapest option isn’t always the best option, as they are, more often than not, made from hemp seed oil, which has very little to no active CBD.

Most CBD oil sellers offer various strengths to choose from, but as a general guide, you should expect to pay between £30 and £100 for a high quality and effective CBD oil.

Note: It's always advisable to speak to your pharmacist or GP before taking CBD oil.