Monthly Archives: January 2020

Cannabis Species – Sativa, Indica and Ruderalis

Cannabis Species
Cannabis Species

When it comes to the Cannabis species, there is a distinct lack of education and awareness. In part, this may be due to the stigma associated with many Cannabis-derived products. You can forgive people for thinking that Cannabis is merely 1 plant. Actually, the Cannabis family consists of 3 plant species. These are sativa, indica and ruderalis. In this article, we will look at each of the plants and in what form they are commonly used. Whether it is the source of Cannabidiol (CBD oil) or the ingredient behind some recreational drugs, Cannabis has plenty to offer.
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CBD Oil in the UK – Novel Food Status

CBD Oil Novel Food
CBD Oil – Novel Food

Cannabis oil and Hemp-derived products are never far from the news. In the last year alone, there has been lots of speculation about the future of CBD oil in the UK and novel food status. In the early part of 2019, the European Union (EU) changed its stance on Cannabidiol. Specifically, the EU updated the novel food catalogue. This change stated that extracts of Cannabis Sativa L. and derived products containing cannabidiol are novel foods. This is because a history of consumption has not been demonstrated. In fact, the very definition of a novel food is quite specific. A novel food is one that had not been made use of to a significant degree by humans in the EU before 15 May 1997. This date relates to when the regulations were first introduced.
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