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  • Free UK Delivery on
    all orders over £40
  • Same day despatch with
    DPD if ordered by 3pm
  • Spend & Save with our
    Loyalty Scheme
  • Independently Lab Tested
    for purity

Is CBD Legal In The UK?

CBD Law In The UK

If you’re interested in trying CBD products to enhance your physical and mental wellbeing but are unsure of the legal status of CBD, let us help to shed some light on the often-confusing subject of CBD law in the UK.  

CBD derives from the hemp plant, which is scientifically known as the cannabis plant. Cannabis has also become the umbrella term for the THC-containing buds and leaves which are produced by the plant which, when smoked or ingested, bring about psychoactive effects such as sensory distortions, lethargy, impaired memory, dry mouth, red eyes and anxiety and paranoia. THC-containing cannabis is a Class B drug in the United Kingdom and carries a penalty of up to five years in prison or an unlimited fine if you are found in possession. Supplying or producing THC-containing cannabis raises the potential prison sentence to up to fourteen years.  

For this reason, something had to be done to allow individuals to harness the beneficial properties of the hemp plant without having to break the law or experience any of the undesirable side-effects associated with cannabis use. This is achieved by using an advanced CO2 extraction process, which uses pressurised carbon dioxide (CO2) to ‘pull’ CBD from the plant and effectively separate it from the psychoactive compounds in the plant. This allows you to enjoy CBD products like the Green Stem collection without worrying about experiencing any of the ‘high’ or physical impairments associated with cannabis use and ensures that all CBD products are completely legal for sale and use in the United Kingdom.  

The MHRA has classified CBD as a medicine, and as such it should be sold with an appropriate medical licence. CBD products can also be legally advertised and sold as nutritional supplements, as long as their THC content does not exceed 0.2%. Any substance with more than 0.2% THC is considered a cannabis-containing substance and is therefore treated with the same legal repercussions as cannabis / marijuana under the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act. 

All Green Stem products have been crafted from high-quality, organically-grown, vegan-friendly hemp from Colorado, USA in which the CBD compound has been isolated from the hemp plant using the reliable and consistent CO2 extraction process we mentioned previously. This means that our products contain less than 0.2% THC which not only prevents the onset of psychoactive side-effects, but also makes the entire Green Stem collection completely legal to sell, buy and consume in the United Kingdom.  

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Promoting Wellness and a healthy lifestyle

At Green Stem CBD we truly believe in the therapeutic effects of CBD. It led us to seek out only the purest CBD ingredients, from the CBD distillate used in our CBD Oil, to the 98%+ pure CBD isolate used in our vaping liquids.

It is our mission to educate and engage with our customers and the CBD community of the natural healing properties of this amazing active ingredient.

Our collection encompasses a wide range of products, with many more currently in development. We offer high quality CBD vape e-liquids, luxurious CBD infused lip balms, sumptuous CBD bath bombs, and great tasting CBD Oils (oral drops). Our experience in flavour creation and liquid formulation is what differentiates our products from other brands.

Our products are proudly created right here in the UK and every batch is tested for quality and potency. You can read more about our ingredients on our Quality page.

At our launch at the UK’s first Hemp and CBD Expo in March 2019, we were honoured to win 5 out of 7 awards entered, including: 1st Place for “Best CBD Oil” 1st Place for “Best Inhalable” (CBD E-Liquid), 1st Place for “Best Cosmetic” together with 1st Place for Best Packaging and Best (Exhibition) Stand.