About CBD

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What Is CBD?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is the best known and most abundant cannabinoid in hemp, one of the plants in the cannabis family which is sometimes referred to as cannabis sativa.  There are 113 identified cannabinoids.  There is ongoing scientific research but CBD may be an option for managing conditions like anxiety, insomnia and chronic pain. Unlike THC that is also sourced from certain plants in the cannabis family, CBD is not psychoactive, so it does not change a person’s state of mind when they use it.  Voyager CBD products do not contain any THC.

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Who uses CBD ?

In the US, SingleCare estimated in 2020 that 33 per cent. of Americans have used CBD once or more. In the UK, that figure is around 11 per cent. which, in the Directors’ view, supports their expectation of the scope for the CBD market in the UK to grow.

These changing attitudes, together with prominent news stories in the United Kingdom such as those of Billy Caldwell and Alfie Dingley, have resulted in a re-examination of government policy in the United Kingdom on medical cannabis and cannabinoids. We consider that the United Kingdom and European markets will broadly follow the same trends identified above in the United States, and consequently, a similar increase in demand will be present in the UK.

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Is CBD Legal ?

Yes it is.  However, there are certain restrictions.  In the UK, CBD products should have no more than 1mg of THC per container and should be made from strains of hemp plants that themselves contain no more than 0.2% of THC.  This is frequently misinterpreted as allowing the product itself to contain 0.2% THC but this is not in line with current UK legislation.

All reputable suppliers will provide lab reports demonstrating they meet these limits.  If you are not sure, then ask to see them.  No Voyager CBD products contain any THC (all are 0.0%).

As from 31 March 2021, all CBD businesses in the UK must have submitted a novel food authorisation application by that date for all CBD products for human consumption. Voyager, in conjunction with its suppliers, submitted an application ahead of the deadline.  The FSA will in due course publish a list of approved products and Voyager is confident that its formulations are in compliance with these new rules

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What does CBD do?

CBD is used for a variety of different reasons and has been reported to be beneficial for people who are suffering from pain, anxiety, stress and insomnia. Research is still ongoing into all the benefits of CBD for the human body. However, what is known is that CBD, being a plant-based cannabinoid (a phytocannabinoid), is similar in structure to cannabinoids (endocannabinoids) which are naturally produced by the human body by your endocannabinoid system (ECS).  The ECS helps regulate a variety of your body’s functions including temperature, appetite and digestion, sleep, memory, mood, pain, and pleasure.

Find out more about CBD from our FAQ on our shop website.