What is CBD?

In short, Cannabidiol – or CBD as it is better known – is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in Cannabis. The British Medical Journal states that the Cannabis plant can produce at least 144 naturally occurring cannabinoids.

 

CBD can be used in many different ways, but when referring to it in relation to legal CBD products, it is isolated and removed from other chemical compounds. To understand more about the extraction process, see our Quality page.

 

THC is another chemical compound that is found in the Cannabis plant. It differs from CBD in that it is a powerful psychoactive agent. Like other cannabinoids, it directly binds to the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the Endocannabinoid System, inducing the mind-altering, euphoric effects referred to as the "high", something that does not occur with CBD.

 

Whilst CBD and THC are both cannabinoids, in order to ensure we produce products in line with regulations, our CBD is derived from Hemp, which is a term used to classify varieties of Cannabis that contain little to no THC content. CBD products are legal as long as they do not contain more than trace amounts – or 0.2% – of THC.

 

Explore how CBD interacts with naturally occurring cannabinoids in the human body, here.

Got Questions?

 

A 2019 usage survey carried out by the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis (CMC) found that there are more than 1.3 million active CBD users in the UK, with as many as 6 million people having used CBD in some form. With so many new users out there, it's only natural that there are several frequently asked questions. We have done our best listing some these as concisely as possible below and on our FAQs page. If you have any other queries, please get in touch via our contact page.

 

FAQs

 

What is CBD?

CBD, also known as Cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid compound found in hemp. Unlike THC, which is abundant in marijuana plants, CBD does not cause a ‘high'.

 

Is CBD illegal?

CBD is legal in the UK and most European countries. Provided it is derived from hemp it is also legal throughout the USA and many other countries around the world.

 

What are the benefits of CBD?

CBD is thought to have many benefits, but with transparency in mind, it is important to understand that CBD manufacturers, brands and retailers are unable to make medical claims unless products are licensed through the European Medicines Agency.

 

Instead, we look to inform our customers and those interested in CBD products, with trusted opinion, news and trends from around the CBD community. You can explore topics over in The Journal, where we curate information and discuss CBD in depth.