6 interesting things every UK resident needs to know about cannabis

January 14, 2022

When you want to know about cannabis and the benefits of things like CBD that are derived from it, you’ve come to the right place. In this quick 5-minute read you’ll find some interesting trivia, informative points and a few guidelines to follow all mixed in together. All you have to do now is sit back, relax and make a few minutes to take it all in. Enjoy!

Cannabis could be decriminalised soon

Okay, we may have slightly jumped the gun with that headline, but it caught your attention! What’s being considered is the creation of a pilot scheme in London in which police will decriminalise cannabis in certain boroughs. The idea is then to study the social and health impact, to see whether it results in better prospects for young people, as well as to see if it pushes heavier use of the drug. While the program is yet to be agreed upon or funded, it’s certainly an interesting development for those who want greater freedom to make choices with their own personal health and cannabis use.

Cannabis is a distant cousin of beer!

You read that right folks, hops and cannabis are distant cousins when you go back far enough in the fossil records. Now, we’re not adding this in as a rather flimsy argument for making cannabis legal first thing tomorrow morning, we just thought you’d find it interesting. The idea that a few small changes in a plant can dramatically change the way it affects the human body is actually at the core of what we’re doing.

By removing the THC, and testing the CBD for purity and concentration, we’re providing a holistic health and wellness supplement that’s nothing but natural. Ideal if you want to change the way you approach your own wellbeing without having to worry about the side effects of psychoactive ingredients like THC.

Cannabis is protected under Italian law

Another fun piece of trivia for you: Rastafarians see cannabis as so sacred that they’re allowed to grow it for personal use in Italy as it’s central to their religious practices. Again, we’re not using this in and of itself to try and argue that cannabis should be decriminalised overnight in the UK. What we’re aiming to show is that cannabis is very much in the cultural mainstream in countries around the world, similar to the ways in which alcohol and tobacco are widely enjoyed.

The idea that something can be banned simply because those in charge of drawing up the laws think it should be isn’t always justification enough. As with the religious protection afforded to cannabis in Italy, there are cases where cannabis-derived products and supplements are essential to certain sections of society. The ability of THC-free CBD oils to massively alleviate the seizures sufferers of sever epilepsy face is something that has gathered widespread media attention in the UK in recent years, and for good reason. 

Cannabis is not the same as CBD

This may not be a revelation to some of you, but to others it will help clear up a really important point surrounding one of the growth markets in the world right now. CBD and cannabis are often conflated, causing confusion and missed opportunities for many.

CBD stands for cannabinoid and is an active ingredient in the cannabis plant. It’s not the ingredient that gets you ‘high’ — that’s known as THC for short. CBD is the compound which has gained exposure for helping to treat epilepsy, manage chronic aches and pains, soothe inflammation in the body and help accelerate athletic recovery.

There are a range of different oils and products out there, some of which will contain THC. What we do is test to make sure no THC remains, while also ensuring the purity and concentration of the CBD is as it should be. When you partner this with the fact that we only source our cannabis plants from respected and verified growers, you’re left with a health and wellness supplement that comes complete with the peace of mind that makes all the difference.

Buying cannabis is still illegal

You may hear all sorts of stories from friends and family about how you can grow X amount of cannabis, or buy X amount of cannabis, and the police can’t or won’t do anything about it. The key point here is that none of this is true because it’s still illegal to buy, sell and grow cannabis in any area of the UK.

The uncertainty lies in the fact that the police have increasingly been given discretionary powers over what to do regarding cannabis offences. Dealing large amounts, or being in possession of it with intent to supply, will still result in a large fine and long custodial sentence, this has never changed. But when caught with a small amount that’s clearly for personal use, offenders can now be dealt with in a less heavy handed way. Police will typically issue a £30 and sidestep prosecution, but this is not guaranteed.

The NHS rollout of cannabis is barely moving…

You may have come across articles online that talk about how the NHS is now freely dispensing cannabis to sufferers of chronic arthritis. This is true, but only to a very small degree.

Arthritis is a disease caused by inflammation in the joints that results in a great deal of pain and a high degree of reduced movement and dexterity. Cannabis use has been show to be an effective way to manage these symptoms, and the NHS has taken notice. They have had the power to dispense cannabis for more than 3 years now, but only 3 prescriptions have ever been made. This would not even classify the rollout as a pilot study, despite it being an option that’s on the table for doctors.

While you can legally request cannabis, the chances of you actually being prescribed any look very much slim to none at time of writing. This may change in the future, but don’t expect it to be in the near future. For that to happen more research is needed and attitudes within the medical community, and wider society, will need to undergo a profound shift.

Anything else you need to know?

There are no shortage of urban myths and trivia articles about cannabis online, which can cloud the issue somewhat. The key thing to remember is that you can enjoy all of the proven medicinal effects of cannabis without the psychoactive effects simply by taking a pure CBD supplement as part of your daily health and wellness routine.

To make it as easy as clicking a button, we’ve independently tracked and traced all of our products so you can sleep with the peace of mind that makes all the difference. Our products are guaranteed THC-free, proven to contain the CBD concentration they claim, and are sourced from the most respected cannabis plant farms in the world. The result is a wholesome, trustworthy and transparent natural wellness supplement that allows you to reach your full potential without having to worry about the after effects of compounds like THC.

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