While shops as established as Holland and Barrett are still selling cannabidiol (CBD) products, the issue still appears to raise confusion and controversy.
Today police raided a vape shop in Plymouth and seized several CBD-related products.
The incident has resulted in widespread discussion – and outrage from CBD advocates.
What does the law say?
According to a number of reports in the national newspapers in April this year, while cannabis oil itself remains illegal to possess, supply or use, a change in the law recognised cannabidiol as a medicine.
This was down to scientific studies into its use. In essence, the CBD ‘oil’ is now legal in the UK.
Home Office guidance on the matter notes that CBD, or cannabidiol, in its pure form is not controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. So, where it can