It’s a straight forward question: Why should I buy my CBD oil from a UK supplier?
As usual, there is more than one answer to that simple question:
No THC. The United Kingdom has laid out strict regulations that CBD oils are not to contain tеtrаhуdrосаnnаbіnоl (THC), the psychoactive cannabinoid that can alter the mind and makes many people “feel high.” The usage of THC, as well as numerous other cannabinoids, is strictly controlled in the UK so consumers are available to purchase CBD products like lotions and bath salts with confidence.
Hemp plants. Most CBD оn the market in thе Unіtеd Kіngdоm is sourced frоm thе аgrісulturаl hеmр рlаnt. That’s because hеmр nаturаllу соntаіnѕ a hіghеr amount of CBD than THC thаn the саnnаbіѕ plant. Hemp is a time-tested plant that has been utilized by society for more than 10,000 years, mainly to be ѕрun іntо fiber for clothing. Today, hеmр is also grown for food, clothing, construction mаtеrіаlѕ, bіоfuеl, paper and other uses.
Strict regulations. The United Kingdom does not permit CBD oil products to make medicinal claims. Manufacturers can’t even use the word “healthy” on packaging, so consumers are not bombarded with false information. This is because CBD is classified as a Novel Food and marketed as a Food Supplement.
More laws are on the way. By March 2021, CBD companies must submit a novel food authorization application in order to remain on the market. According to the Foods Standard Agency, an independent government department working across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to protect public health and consumer interests in food, CBD extracts were added to the novel food catalog in January 2019. The goal is to better regulate novel foods to ensure they are safe for public consumption.
Plus, since all CBD products operate under the same rules that disallow health claims, CBD-based companies must work diligently to let consumers know about the quality of their products. This way consumers can determine which ones offer the most benefits that meet their needs. That’s because when it comes down to it, CBD oils do, in fact, offer specific health benefits.
“The market is so vast,” said Clifton Flack, CEO and founder of CiiTECH, a company that pioneers, partners and collaborates with leading institutions and companies to innovate and market cannabis products, that companies have to stress their research and development efforts and let consumers know what sets their products apart from others in the industry.
However, Flack did acknowledge that ultimately, while there is a wide variety of CBD products offered in the UK, like with any product, only the best and brightest survive.
“It has to be a good quality product with good science behind it,” he said.
CiiTECH’s brands include its flagstaff product Provacan and niche products Impact, which specializes in CBD products for active people and those involved in sporting activities, and HuGG, a CBD self-care line for women. All of the company’s products are carefully sourced from the finest ingredients in Europe.