Complete Guide to CBD Edibles UK

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With the rise in popularity of CBD in 2020, it is no secret that the most popular way to ingest CBD has quickly become edibles. The truth is a lot of people find consuming CBD edibles(gummies, cookies, and brownies) a lot of more enjoyable than unflavoured CBD oil.

If you are reading this article, it is likely that you are interested in learning more information about CBD edibles in the UK.  Now lucky for you, we have put together all the information you need to know about taking CBD edibles in one definitive article.

Read below for more details.

 

Is it legal to consume CBD edibles in the UK?

Before you learn anything else about CBD Edibles finding out whether it is legal to eat, drink and consume CBD is probably a good starting point, right? So, let us break it down as simple as possible below.

In 2020, CBD is legal in the UK provided the percentage of THC is 0.2% or less. In a Marijuana plant, you will find two cannabinoids, THC and CBD. THC is the psychoactive compound in Cannabis and will make people feel ‘high’ while CBD is the non- psychoactive chemical compound which does not have the same effect. Any CBD product containing over 0.2% of THC is illegal in the UK. 

To summarise, if the CBD edibles you are purchasing are below 0.2% of THC it’s completely legal to take CBD edibles in the UK.

 

Is the UK law likely to change?

It looks likely that cannabidiol edibles will stay legal for a long-time, of course if there are any changes to UK law we will update this article with the accurate information right away.

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The effects of CBD edibles

As mentioned in the previous paragraph, CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid meaning you will not feel the any of effects people attribute to THC.

After consuming CBD edibles, you will not experience any of these side effects that people commonly associate with Cannabis containing THC. These include:

  • A dry mouth
  • Red eyes
  • Memory loss
  • Increased heart rate

Instead, we encourage you to research the positive effects of taking CBD yourself.

Is it safe to consume?

Products containing less than 0.2% THC are completely safe to consume. It is important you obtain your CBD products through a trusted seller with tested products in accordance with UK law.

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How long until you notice the effects of CBD Edibles?

Of course, there is no definitive answers to this question as the effects of CBD are different for everybody.

To help you understand, we will give you some helpful information about how long the absorption process takes and when you can expect to feel the effects of CBD edibles after ingesting them.

First before we start, CBD edibles will take longer than any other methods. So, if you are looking for the most fastest acting option CBD edibles will probably not be the best method for you.

Ok so, you have just received your first jar of CBD bears and you’re thinking “how long until I notice a difference?”. Well in short, an edible can take anytime from 20 minutes to 2 hours to take effect and there are numerous factors that affect this such as: height, weight, how much you have eaten that day as well as tolerance.

It’s worth mentioning although tolerance is a factor, you will quickly find a strength of CBD that works for you.

 

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What CBD edible snack is best for you?

CBD edibles can come in many forms, but the real question is which CBD snack would you most enjoy?

In a market as saturated as CBD, you will be able to find just about anything you desire infused with varying strengths of cannabidiol, however let’s talk in more detail about some of the well-received products in 2020.

  • CBD beverages – If you think drinking CBD may be the best option for you, you will be delighted to learn you can get your hands on anything from CBD red wine to coffee.
  • CBD gummies – Very much the go-to option for everybody who enjoys CBD edibles. You’ll be able to find this sweet hemp-based deliciousness in worm, ring, button and bear
  • Flavoured CBD oil – If you don’t like the taste of unflavoured oil and are looking for something less calorie dense, you should definitely consider trying out some flavoured oils.
  • Brownies, Cookies and Desserts – There are hundreds of dessert products and CBD recipes on the web for you to enjoy.

Now, if any the edibles discussed above do not tickle your fancy (don’t worry!) you’ll find no lack of options when you scout around the UK CBD marketplace.

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Overall Summary

We hope this article has helped highlight some of the key information on CBD edibles. As CBD is legal in the UK, it’s rapidly growing and evolving every day and it’s important that everybody’s concerns and questions are answered with care and attention. At Orange County CBD, we are passionate about helping people lead greater lives, as a result we are focusing our efforts on sharing quality blog content to people interested in anything related to cannabidiol in the UK.

If you have any questions you can email us at info@orangecounty-cbd.com or call us on +44151 640 0395.