Is CBD legal?

Is CBD legal?

CBD, also known as cannabidiol, has a wealth of benefits that allow you to break down the barriers that are preventing you from experiencing the highest quality of life possible; from anxiety to pain relief. However, the biggest reservations for many are of course: “Will CBD get me high?” and “Is CBD legal?”. The short answer to these questions is that CBD will not get you high and CBD is 100% legal! The cannabis plant, from which CBD is created, is the host of an infinite number of products – not just weed. This article will outline the legality of CBD in the UK, putting your mind at rest and showing that you can positively impact your life completely above board. 

What is CBD?

Although relatively new on the scene, CBD is a trend that is growing exponentially with more and more people advocating that the natural remedy is safe and beneficial. If you haven’t heard of it already, you will be hearing a lot more of it in 2020 and beyond. So, what actually is CBD? The rumours are true, CBD does in fact come from the cannabis plant. However, before you jump to the conclusion that you are breaking the law and read no further, hear us out. The cannabis plant is made up of powerful multipurpose chemical compounds and these compounds are known as cannabinoids, and have a variety of properties and functions. For example, one cannabinoid is tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC. If you consume that cannabinoid, you’re going to get high. Another cannabinoid, the most abundant, is called cannabidiol, CBD, which is not going to get you high, and is the reason you’re here today. 

Is CBD legal in the UK?

One of the biggest concerns for those new to the world of CBD is whether it is legal. The good news is that CBD is completely legal to purchase and use in the UK. CBD is not listed under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and is not considered to be a controlled drug by the UK government. In fact, the Medicines and Healthcare Product Regulatory Agency have released a statement endorsing it as a medicine. At Nutrivive, we only partner with carefully selected and ethically approved sources to achieve the highest quality product. We also ensure all our products undergo rigorous testing both in-house and by a trusted third party, to ensure that it complies with UK regulations of containing less than 0.2% THC. 

Will CBD show up on my work drugs test?

Whether your work requires you to adhere to being drugs tested randomly or periodically, it is understandable to question whether CBD would show a positive result. As all of our products contain less than 0.2% THC, you can be completely at ease knowing that you can enjoy the health benefits of CBD and not risk failing a drugs test at work. 

Is it legal for athletes?

Increasingly we are hearing the positive experiences that people are having with CBD; from our neighbours to world class athletes. That’s right, even athletes are becoming prolific campaigners for CBD as a natural pain relief method, including Best FIFA Women’s Player 2019 Megan Rapinoe. Unlike the THC compound or other pain relief, a World Health Organisation study has shown that CBD does not cause dependence or risk misuse. Furthermore, in 2018, the World Anti-Doping Agency removed it from their list of banned substances, meaning that it will not provide a positive result in the event of a drugs test. Having said that, it must be bought from a reputable seller like Nutrivive to ensure you are purchasing a high-quality product that is correctly labelled and third party tested so that you know exactly what you are using. 

Final thoughts

If you’re struggling with pain, anxiety, stress, insomnia, or just looking for a way to find balance your mind in a fast-paced and overwhelming world, CBD could be the remedy you are looking for. Now you can benefit from our CBD products not only knowing that they are all natural, but also that there is no risk of you failing a drugs test and that it is 100% legal. If you have any further queries that you feel that we haven’t touched on in this blog, reach out to us – we are here to help and make you feel at ease with the products that best suit you.   

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