CBD FAQ


What is CBD?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant and in hemp. Unlike its more famous cousin, THC, CBD does not get you "high" or impair cognition. We know from test tube preparations that it has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and studies show it is useful for alleviating convulsions, anxiety and pain. A number of medications contain CBD as a primary ingredient, such as Epidiolex, which can control seizures in severe forms of epilepsy, and Sativex, used for neuropathic pain in multiple sclerosis. Scientists are still unraveling how CBD can do this, but we know it mimics the "endocannabinoids" – naturally occurring neurotransmitters in the human body that our cells use to communicate with each other. We know that the endocannabinoid system is involved in regulating fertility, mood, appetite, pain and memory. By interacting with the endocannabinoid system in our bodies, CBD appears to be able to influence the immune system, dampen pain, decrease inflammation, and much more besides.

 

Is CBD legal?

Yes CBD is legal in the UK.

 

Does CBD get you high?

No. If you take an extremely large dose, you might feel sleepy, but you will not
feel "high".

 

Are there side effects with CBD?

In high doses CBD can make you sleepy, but it will not cause the paranoia or
psychosis associated with THC.

 

What is the difference between CBD and THC?

THC is the psychoactive component of cannabis – the chemical that makes
you "high". CBD is non-psychoactive, and acts to dampen the effects of THC
overall. 

 

What is the difference between full spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolate?

"Full spectrum" CBD oils contain CBD as well as THC and other
cannabinoids, plus aromatic molecules such as terpenes and flavonoids.
"Broad spectrum" oils are as above but contain very low (usually non-detectable) levels of THC, and "isolates" are extracts of pure CBD only.

 

Will CBD show up on drug tests?

Standard drug tests are not designed to detect CBD, because it is legal, and while all legal CBD sold in the UK should test negative, if you are concerned we advise that you choose CBD isolate or broad spectrum. CBD isolate is "THC-free", and the levels of THC in broad spectrum CBD are so low that they are usually non-detectable by standard testing (<0.05% THC). Full spectrum CBD does contain THC but if it is less than 1mg per container it is within legal levels for the UK.

 

What are terpenes?

Terpenes are a huge class natural chemicals found in plants that have distinct
aromas – they are what gives each CBD mixture their distinctive scent and
flavour.

 

Is CBD addictive?

No, it will not induce dependence or withdrawal.

 

Can I drive if I’ve taken CBD?

Yes, but only if you are in the possession of a full valid driving licence.

 

Is CBD oil safe?

Yes.

 

How much CBD should I take?

Dosage will depend on the specific product you use. All our dosage instructions are written on our labels and we recommend you adjust dosage to find your own balance.

 

What effects will I feel from using CBD?

Everybody will respond differently, and we recommend you experiment to see what sort of beneficial effects you may feel. Some people report decreased anxiety, others say it alleviates pain, and still others use it for insomnia.

 

How long does it take for CBD oil to work?

Most people who use CBD say they can feel the effects within 20 minutes.

 

How long does CBD stay in your system?

Tests show it will remain in the bloodstream for no more than eight hours.

 

Will CBD oil help with my illness?

We cannot make any medical claims for our products – we recommend you
consult a physician.

 

What are the storage instruction for CBD?

CBD oils should be kept out of direct sunlight in airtight containers.

 

Does CBD have a shelf life?

It does not have an expiration date, but it will degrade over time.  

 

Can I cook with the CBD oil?

Yes – we even sell CBD cookery books in our shop.

 

Is taking two doses / drops of a 5% strength the same as taking one of the 10%?

Yes.

 

Can I mix the CBD vape liquid with other vape liquids? (yes)

Yes.

 

Do you sell CBD bud / flower?

Sorry, we don’t sell CBD bud or flower.

 

Will your CBD oil be posted discreetly?

Yes. We post all our products in unbranded packaging.