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Is CBD Legal in the UK? 910 683 The Farmula

Is CBD Legal in the UK?

As more people throughout the UK are learning about CBD and gaining interest in its health benefits, more questions around this cannabis-derived compound are surfacing. One of the most asked questions about CBD is whether it is legal in the UK.

In short, yes! CBD is legal in the UK. But there are things you should know about the laws governing CBD in the UK.

Most important to note is that CBD is only legal in the UK if it does not contain THC. THC, the cannabinoid responsible for producing a high, and CBN, another cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant, are both controlled substances in the UK, while CBD is not.

It is also important to note that while hemp products can contain 0.2 percent and 0.3 percent THC in the EU, this is not true of the UK. Both the EU and the US are more relaxed on the laws governing cannabis-derived compounds than the UK.

So, is it legal to grow CBD plants in the UK?

No, it is not legal to grow cannabis plants for the purpose of producing CBD in the UK. All growers must obtain a license from the UK home office to be legal. Obtaining a license is an intense process and is difficult so not many people have them.

Is it legal to have CBD flowers in the UK?

No, it is not legal to have CBD flowers in the UK. According to laws in the UK, there is no clear distinction between CBD flower or cannabis flower, so they are treated the same and both illegal.

The importance of third-party testing of CBD in the UK

If you are on the hunt for CBD oil produced in the UK, it is important to make sure the company you are purchasing it from has it lab tested by a third party to make sure you are purchasing what you think you are. Third party test results will show the amount of THC that is in the CBD product. So, if you are buying CBD oil with the assumption it is THC-free, make sure to check the lab results. Most reputable companies will disclose the third-party testing results on their websites.

Can’t go wrong with CBD Isolate or Broad-Spectrum CBD

CBD isolate is essentially CBD in its purest form. During the extraction process, the CBD is isolated from all other cannabinoids, including terpenes and THC. This leaves the CBD pure and alone. So, if you are concerned about even the smallest amounts of THC showing up in your CBD oil, CBD isolate may be the way to go!

Broad spectrum CBD also is free from THC. While it does contain terpenes to keep the smell and taste, it does not contain any THC.

Ready to purchase CBD oil in the UK?

If you are ready to purchase a high-quality CBD oil product in the UK, you have come to the right place! The Farmula is a reputable company that is dedicated to producing high quality CBD oil products that are free from THC. All our products are tested by a third party and are free from additives or harmful chemicals. For more information about the safety of our products contact us today.

 

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What is the Best Way to Take CBD? 700 408 The Farmula

What is the Best Way to Take CBD?

CBD has become more mainstream in recent years due to its several health and wellness benefits. Unlike its cousin, THC, CBD provides relaxing, calming and pain reducing benefits without getting you high. Because it does not alter the state of mind, many people prefer to use it over THC.

But, how do you take CBD and what is the best way to consume it? There are several ways you can take CBD. The best way will depend on what you want to use it for and what you are most comfortable with.

Let’s start with smoking CBD. Just like THC, you can vape or smoke CBD for the quickest results. Studies show that smoking CBD is the most efficient way to get the benefits. But there are other effects that may come with the act of smoking, such as bronchitis or other lung conditions.

If you are like many people and do not want to smoke CBD or anything else for that matter, there are several other very effective ways of using and consuming CBD.

  1.       Drop it directly under your tongue and let it absorb — this is one of the fastest ways to feel the effects of CBD. When you drop it directly under your tongue and let it absorb through your mucous membranes, it hits your bloodstream way faster than if you were to swallow it or ingest it in a gummy or other food product. The effects are almost immediate.
  2.       Consume it through edibles — edibles are a super easy and discreet way to take CBD. Many people that are new to the CBD game like to go this route. There are a lot of different types of edibles out there. From gummies and hard candies to chocolate bars and brownies, you can get your CBD in several forms. One thing to keep in mind is that when you consume your CBD via an edible, it must go through the digestive process for your body to absorb it. Because of this, it can take up to two hours to fully feel the effects.
  3.       Put it on your body topically — this is another super common way to take CBD. If you are using CBD for joint or muscle pain, to reduce inflammation, or to help you relax and/or sleep at night, topicals may be the way to go. Topicals are applied directly to the skin through CBD infused oils, lotions, balms, creams, salves, and patches. When you apply it directly to the skin, you can feel the relief almost immediately. But it is important to note that you should apply it generously because it doesn’t absorb as good through the skin as it does through the mucous membranes.
  4.       Cooking with CBD: yes you read that right! You can cook with CBD! This is a fun way to consume CBD. You can add it to deserts, sauces, or even fun cocktails. Keep in mind that when you cook with CBD, high heat can take away the effects, so it is important to add it to things like frosting on a cake, dressing in a salad or sauce on a cold pasta dish. You can add CBD to your morning coffee, smoothie or afternoon cocktail for a fun lift as well!

Before you purchase CBD, no matter how you plan to consume it, there are a couple things you want to look at. First, make sure the company you are purchasing the CBD from is reputable and sources its CBD from hemp farms that use organic farming practices. This will ensure your CBD is pure and free from additives or harmful pesticides.

Another way to ensure the CBD products you are purchasing are pure and safe is to check and make sure the company you are purchasing it from uses third party lab testing. The company should disclose this openly on its website.

More Information?

If you want to continue to learn about CBD and stay up to date on the latest in the CBD industry, follow our blog. The Farmula is committed to educating our community on safe CBD practices and is a proud source of information. All our products are sourced from organic hemp farms and are free from unsafe additives or chemicals. All our CBD products are tested at a third-party lab.

 

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Does CBD Help You Sleep? 1080 540 The Farmula

Does CBD Help You Sleep?

CBD is widely used for its several health and wellness benefits — better sleep being one of them. CBD helps reduce pain and anxiety, so it is no wonder it can help promote a better night’s sleep.

How does CBD help you sleep?

To fully understand how CBD helps you sleep, we must first look at what causes poor sleep to begin with. There are several things that can contribute to “bad” sleep or lack of sleep, including:

  •         Anxiety, stress, or other mental health disorders such as PTSD
  •         Physical conditions that cause chronic pain
  •         Too much caffeine or medications that can interfere with relaxation and disturb sleep
  •         Environmental conditions such as loud music, heat and other noises or disturbances

If your inability to get a good night’s sleep is caused by physical pain, stress or anxiety, CBD may be able to help you relax and get a better night’s sleep. The truth behind whether CBD helps with sleep is that it may help with the root problem of your inability to sleep. For instance, when it helps reduce pain or symptoms associated with anxiety, the result may be that you get a better night’s sleep.

One thing to keep in mind is that it may not work right away. It may take a few weeks of using CBD for sleep to really notice a difference. So be patient and work on finding the right dosage for you.

How do you use CBD to sleep better?

There are several ways to consume CBD, depending on what feels comfortable to you. When and how you take the CBD will determine how it affects your sleep as well.

Some of the most common ways to use CBD for sleep are:

  •         Drop it directly under the tongue. When you consume CBD this way, it goes right to your bloodstream by getting into your mucous membranes. Because it gets to your bloodstream fast, you will feel the effects almost immediately.
  •         Ingest it in a chocolate bar or gummy candy. When you ingest CBD in edibles or other food products, you must wait for it to be fully digested before it hits your bloodstream. So, consuming it this way will take longer for you to feel the effects.
  •         Rub it onto your pain site via a balm or lotion. When you rub CBD onto your skin, you must wait for it to absorb and enter your bloodstream. You may feel immediate relief of pain in your back or neck if you rub it directly onto your skin. When you apply it daily, it can help reduce inflammation and relieve pain allowing you to have a deeper sleep.
  •         Take as a capsule: you can also consume CBD as a capsule. This way is the same as eating it, so it will take longer to hit your bloodstream and feel the effects.

If you use CBD daily for pain, stress, anxiety or better sleep, chances are you will experience a deeper, more restful night’s sleep over time. Be patient and continue to use it daily to get the best results.

For more information about CBD for insomnia and other sleep disorders, contact The Farmula today! All our CBD products are organic, natural, and completely free from pesticides and additives. We can help you choose the right CBD product for you!

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Can You Smoke CBD? 820 330 The Farmula

Can You Smoke CBD?

CBD can be found in almost everything — from oils and tinctures to lotions and serums. It comes in chocolate bars, gummies, and all types of food items. If you are wondering if you can smoke CBD, the answer is yes. In fact, smoking the CBD flower may be one of the most effective ways to ingest CBD and feel its benefits.

Smoking CBD is different from smoking THC. When you smoke THC, you feel an instant head change, known as a “high.” However, while smoking CBD may give you a calm feeling that helps reduce your anxiety, it will not get you high. The main reason for this is the way the THC and CBD interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system. While THC binds with the Cannabinoid-1 and Cannabinoid-2 receptors (CB1 and CB2) in the body, CBD has the opposite effect and acts as an antagonist, thus eliminating the high feeling that THC brings.

What is the benefit of smoking CBD?

When you smoke or vape CBD, the cannabinoids enter your lungs and bloodstream immediately and are then circulated throughout your body. This method of consuming CBD allows you to feel the effects almost immediately while other forms of consumption take longer. For example, when you eat CBD gummies or chocolates, you must wait for the CBD to be digested, so it can take a lot longer (up to two hours even) to feel the effects.

Also, according to studies, when you smoke CBD, more of it enters the blood than if you were to ingest it through gummies or other edibles. This is because about half the CBD you inhale through the lungs makes it to the bloodstream whereas when you ingest CBD via the gut, only about 5 percent of it makes it to the blood. So, it is believed that smoking CBD is one of the most effective ways to consume CBD and feel its benefits.

So, in short, benefits of smoking CBD include:

  1.       More of it reaches your bloodstream than if you were to eat it or put it on topically.
  2.       You feel the benefits almost immediately when you smoke or vape CBD.
  3.       You can’t overdo it! Because it is safe and does not get you high, you can experiment with smoking CBD flower more freely than smoking THC without worry of overdoing it.
  4.       When you smoke CBD, you can benefit from its antianxiety and anti-inflammatory effects almost instantly.

What does it feel like to smoke CBD?

When you smoke or vape CBD, you will likely feel relaxed, happy, and possibly even energetic right away. You may also feel a quick relief of pain and swelling upon smoking. While you can’t really overdo it with smoking CBD, if you do happen to smoke a lot, you may feel very sleepy.

Are there side effects with smoking CBD?

Yes. As with anything you inhale, when you smoke CBD, you run the risk of developing respiratory issues like bronchitis or COPD. Luckily, there has not been a link between smoking CBD and the development of cancer like there is with cigarettes.

If you plan to smoke CBD, you should talk to your doctor if you take prescription medications. It may interact with certain medications, so it’s always a good idea to speak with your doctor first.

For more information about CBD products, contact The Farmula today! All our products are made from organically grown hemp and all-natural ingredients.

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