CBD oil in Europe: Where you can get it legally

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CBDís popularity is increasing and it has been legalized by governments globally. As scientific research on CBD improves and its benefits are more widely acknowledged, more countries are opening up to CBDís potential.

Though CBD has a long history, its localized benefits have only more recently been discussed. Cannabis, the plant that CBD is derived from, has been used for centuries. But CBD itself was only discovered in the mid-1900s.

CBDís growth has faced many challenges. Despite many claims of its healing properties, many people have remained skeptical.

Can CBD really do all that people claim it does?

The skepticism towards CBD comes from both its past and its present. While CBD is often associated with marijuana, as they are both from the cannabis plant, many people are not informed about the differences and wrongly equate the two. CBD, unlike marijuana, will not get you high, which is a concern of many people.

Also, many people who have watched CBDís sudden rise feel hesitant to buy into the culture surrounding it. Not only has CBD shown much potential in many treatments, but many sellers have begun marketing everything from CBD candy to CBD bitters.

Because of this sudden influx of CBD-infused products, many feel that CBD is just a trend. Like many other health and wellness products, many potential consumers are skeptical about whether or not these products are actually beneficial or if these are exaggerated. Though not every CBD product may have the same kind of effects or efficiency, CBD itself does have beneficial properties.

The effects of CBD are influenced by a number of factors, including how itís consumed, so it makes sense that some people might be questioning if adding some CBD to your smoothie will make you feel better.

Many people have turned to CBD because itís a more natural substance than the many prescriptions of over-the-counter drugs. Unlike these drugs CBD poses very little risk, having few, if any, side effects.

Common side effects of CBD typically include drowsiness, dizziness, and dry mouth. The risk of overdosing on CBD is much less than many common drugs, as well.

Research on CBDís effects are still relatively preliminary, but they show overall positive results. CBD has both scientific and anecdotal support for its treatment in everything from pain to depression and anxiety. It even shows potential in treating cancer, Huntingtonís, and more.

Though CBD may not be a cure for any diseases or ailments, it has done wonders to help combat many symptoms. According to Daily CBD Mag, CBDís abilities to improve sleep quality and reduce nausea and pain may even make it a safe option to use during pregnancy.

Until a few years ago, CBD was illegal, but slowly itís become legal in almost all of Europe. However, there are limitations.

According to the European Union (EU), CBD products are limited to 0.2% THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive component found in marijuana.

However, some countries have banned CBD use altogether, while those that have not are mostly restrained to the regulation set by the EU.

The first country in the EU to legalize CBD was Bulgaria, which granted a Free Sale Certificate to CBD manufacturer, Kannaway. Since then, CBD has slowly made its way throughout the rest of Europe, even being legalized by countries including Germany, Italy, Austria, France, and the UK, just to name a few. However, it has still been banned by Slovakia.

But just because CBD is legal in many countries, doesnít mean itís regulated in the same way. For example, the Czech Republic set a higher THC limit in CBD products Ė they allow up to 0.3% THC. In France, CBD products can be purchased as long as it remains under the EUís THC limit, but France also outlawed ďCBD cafes.Ē

Austria, like the Czech Republic, has a higher THC tolerance or 0.3%. However, Austria also does not allow CBD to be sold as a food supplement or medication Ė only cannabis flowers and extracts are allowed.

Italy has the highest tolerance for THC in CBD products, allowing up to 0.6%. The medical use of cannabis was legalized in Italy in 2007, but with many additional regulations. In 2014 Italy became laxer on obtaining cannabis prescriptions.

However, like in the United States, regulation on CBD products is fairly new. According to CBD Kyro, CBD products may sometimes have misleading ingredient lists. So even if itís legal, you should be wary about what products you are using and how you are using them.

But despite these risks, the demand for CBD in Europe, and especially the UK, is soaring. Serge Davies, the CEO of Green Money, noted that although the industry isnít well-regulated he aims to help Ďself-regulateí the industry and ďshape the future of how CBD is thought of, produced, consumed, and marketed.Ē His company produced the first carbonated CBD drink in Europe.

So, if youíre in Europe and youíre looking to get some CBD, look pretty much anywhere by Slovakia. But keep in mind that even if CBD is legal, you might have to do a little more research, since the limitations on CBD products can vary.

Generally, while CBD may provide a number of possible benefits, if youíre planning on using CBD as a treatment, itís important that you should cater to your CBD usage to what you are trying to achieve. For example, putting CBD in your smoothie every day might not help you get rid of chronic pain.

CBD is available in all kinds of forms, from oils and tinctures to creams and topicals. The effect of CBD on your body can be influenced by how itís consumed. It can also be influenced by your body itself, such as your fat percentage and metabolic rate.

As the CBD industry grows along with research and studies into its effects, more information will be available to users. Better dosage recommendations and perhaps more CBD-based treatments will be approved. As of now, Epidiolex is the only CBD prescription medicine, and it is used to treat seizures.

Once more research has been made available, itís likely that the regulations on CBD and its related products will also change. But for now, much of Europe has legalized CBD usage. Only time will tell where it goes from there.

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