What is CBD?

CBD is short for cannabidiol which is a natural substance found within the cannabis plant. It’s extracted from the plant and infused into a range of products including oils, edibles, creams and drinks.

Whats the difference between CBD and cannabis?

Marijuana and hemp are two varieties of cannabis, CBD comes from a different part of the plants. Its important to note that CBD is typically found in the steam and seeds (not the buds which are typically smoked to get high). Hemp contains a different strain of cannabis that contains high amounts of CBD and practically zero traces of THC. If a plant contains more than 0.3% of THC then it is classed as a marijuana plant. Most CBD products come mainly from the industrial hemp plant.

What is the difference between CBD and THC?

THC affects the brain by binding to naturally-occurring receptors in the central nervous system, ultimately creating a high euphoric feeling. Whereas CBD is a differently-shaped molecule that binds to CB-2 receptors in cell and body tissues outside the central nervous system. THC is the psychoactive substance that is illegal. Due to the extremely low traces in our products they are all 100% safe and legal.

Will CBD get me high?

No CBD will not get you high. THC is the molecule that binds to receptors in our brain and is responsible for the psychoactive effects of marijuana. In fact, CBD is antagonistic to the marijuana high; some research expresses its potential to prevent THC molecules from binding to the brain’s receptors.

Will CBD show up on a drugs test?

No, a high-quality CBD product with minimal THC is incredibly unlikely to show up on a drug test. However, low quality CBD products may contain more traces of THC than they claim, in which case it is possible for a screening to pick up on the drug. Luckily, we only stock products from high quality brands.

Is CBD natural?

Yes. CBD is a naturally sourced product found in the cannabis plant and isn’t synthetically made.

How do I know it's safe to buy online?

Here at the CBD Planet UK we only stock high quality products from reputable companies across the CBD sector.  This means you can shop with confidence knowing our products are safe.

Is CBD legal?

Yes. CBD is legal under UK law as it contains less than 0.2% THC, which is the psychoactive and illegal substance found in marijuana. 

Can CBD help with anxiety?

Our CBD products are not designed to treat or prevent any conditions such as anxiety. We recommend you speak to your GP or a healthcare professional. However, CBD may help you to relax after a stressful day.

Can CBD help with pain?

We can not guarantee our products will treat or cure any medical conditions which may be causing you pain. However, studies are available to view online which show the positive effects CBD has on certain pains.