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Taking CBD and Driving in the UK – Is It Safe and Legal?

Many people have concerns when it comes to taking CBD and driving. We get customers all of the time who ask “if I take this, can I still drive?” or “will CBD impair my driving?”, etc. We’ll discuss everything you need to know about CBD and driving.

Understanding CBD Products

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of over 100 cannabinoids within the cannabis plant. CBD is not a psychoactive substance; it cannot make you high. However, many CBD products are either broad-spectrum or full-spectrum, meaning there are several other cannabinoids within the products.

CBD alone is not typically as effective. That is why it is typically preferable to buy broad or full spectrum products. This is because when CBD works in synergy with other cannabinoids, a stronger effect is produced. This is known as the entourage effect.

Broad-spectrum CBD products contain most cannabinoids, but not THC. Full-spectrum CBD products contain most cannabinoids, including trace amounts of THC.

Understanding THC

THC, short for tetrahydrocannabinol, is the cannabinoid within cannabis plants that can make you high when taken in large amounts. In the UK, we’re allowed to have CBD products with up to 0.2% THC as it is such a miniscule amount and cannot make you high.

Obviously, if you were to drive when taking a lot of THC, that would impair your ability to drive as you would be intoxicated. However, can you drive when taking CBD products with trace amounts of THC?

CBD and Driving

Isolate, narrow-spectrum and broad-spectrum products do not contain any THC. Therefore, such CBD products cannot and will not impair your driving in any way. It is both safe and legal to drive.

Full-spectrum CBD products contain trace amounts of THC. However, as the amount of THC is so little, the CBD product is not psychoactive. You cannot get high. Therefore, it is absolutely fine to drive. Again, it is both safe and legal. There isn’t a single law in the UK that prohibits taking CBD and driving.

I would just suggest that you make sure you are buying legal CBD products from trusted suppliers. Do not take CBD products with high amounts of THC. As previously mentioned, the legal limit of THC in the UK is 0.2%. If you were to drive under the influence of THC, that would be illegal.

We hope we’ve answered your query. Now that we’ve established it is safe and legal to drive after taking CBD, get yourself over to the Excite for Life Shop and buy CBD now!

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