A study in the United States has found that almost 70% of CBD products bought online had inaccurate labelling. Research by the University of Pennsylvania showed that CBD products sold from online US stores did not have the CBD content they claimed they had.
In some cases, the CBD content was much lower than claimed. But is this mislabelling issue just a US problem or does it extend to the UK market?
CBD – or cannabidiol – is an extract from the Cannabis Sativa plant and is legal in the UK. CBD is a hot topic right now and UK consumer demand for this remarkable compound is growing largely due to its potential health benefits and overall good safety profile.
Cannabidiol products come in many forms – food (e.g. cakes, gummy bears), food supplements (CBD oils), cosmetics (body butter) and vape products (CBD e-liquids). Some of the biggest CBD brands in the UK include Hemplucid and Harmony.