CBD oil

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CBD (cannabidiol) comes from the cannabis plant. Unlike THC it is not thought to have a "psychoactive effect" but is reported to have benefits to health for some people.

It is currently sold in the UK as a food supplement and in other countries it is sold as a medical product.


CBD can come as an oil, a capsule, a balm, a paste or as a vape liquid.

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CBD is not thought to have a psychoactive effect which means it doesn't get you high.



Cannabis oil containing no THC is legal in the UK but cannot be sold as a medicine without a license.

How it’s taken

CBD might be may be absorbed under the tongue or swallowed in a capsule. It may be found as a vape liquid or applied as a balm.


Not everyone will react to CBD in the same way. There are also known interactions with some medications and medical conditions. People who have the same condition could respond differently to the same CBD extract and dosage. You should research interactions with medications or any medical conditions you may have.


Some CBD products can contain nut oils so it is not recommended if you have a nut allergy

CBD should be avoided while pregnant as there is not enough evidence to show that it is not harmful

Detection time

People taking CBD oil have reported the following detection time, but this cannot be taken as a recommendation; detection of any drug will depend on purity, regularity of use, other medications or drugs you have taken, your body and how it’s taken.
  • The levels of THC found in CBD legally sold products sold in the UK are unlikely to be detected in any drug screening