Learn about CBD & Hemp

At Hemp By Nature we want to be as transparent and clear as possible for our customers. Everything that we know, we want you to know too. There is a lot misinformation out there at the moment so if you’re not sure about something hopefully this will clear things up. If not, please contact us at the bottom of this page or send us a message on Facebook, we’d love to help.

We are the Eco-Friendly Hemp and CBD company, promoting Hemp and CBD for its well-known health and wellbeing properties.

We pride ourselves on using absolutely no plastic or any non-recyclable, non-degrading materials in any of our own product packaging. Our packaging is all either compostable or recyclable!

Some companies state that their packaging is eco-friendly because it is biodegradable. This means that as long as the materials have access to oxygen, they will break down over time. However, when such materials are buried in a landfill, they are suffocated with no access to oxygen and won’t actually break down.

Our packaging materials degrade quickly and leave no toxic residue, in fact, any of our packets which specify ‘Compostable’ will break down completely in a matter of weeks. They are made entirely from paper and other innovative plant-based materials such as potato or corn starch which looks and acts just like plastic without contributing to the planet’s waste problem!

The remainder of our own branded products are 100% recyclable from home. Our glass bottles are custom made and one of a kind for this industry. Instead of using single use plastic dropper bottles, we use glass bottles with aluminium caps and rubber pipettes.

We believe that we have a responsibility to provide you with the means to produce less waste and so we give you packaging options where possible and encourage you to reuse our packaging and bottles. We offer a Bottle Return service and will credit your account with the cost of postage.

Transparency

There is a lot of misinformation about hemp and CBD out there and too many people are being ripped off! We want you to feel assured and confident when you shop with us which is why we provide all the information we can – Everything from the ingredients and materials used to professional third party lab reports with full chemical breakdowns. Not many companies do that!

We’re here to help!

Please feel free to get in touch any way you want, about anything you want. We’re open to product suggestions and love to hear what you think about your purchases.

What does the law say?

The UK law is in desperate need of an update in regards to cannabis especially in light of the increasing interest in CBD products. Also, there is A LOT of misinformation online at the moment so we are trying really hard to make sure everyone is well informed.

Different hemp and CBD companies seem to interpret the law in different ways so we have spoken to the British Hemp Association and the Home Office and here is what has been explained to us.

  • The 0.2% THC figure applies to the strains of cannabis that licensed hemp farmers are allowed to grow. In the UK, that license is for stalks and seeds only. With the exception of hemp tea which is a classifiable 'product' (but still a grey area), any flowers and leaves from the hemp plant are illegal, regardless of THC content.
  • Hemp flowers, buds, nugs etc are considered illegal no matter the THC level.
  • CBD isolate and all non-psychoactive cannabinoids are legal
  • 'Full spectrum' CBD products are legal, however technically if any product contains 1mg of THC total (regardless of the size of the container) it is a controlled substance. As long as retail giants such as Holland & Barrett continue to sell full spectrum oils and teas, we will too and we will also continue to lobby for reform to this outdated legislation.

Here is a link to the UK legislation regarding this subject.

The Misuse Of Drugs Act 1971: Revised Regulations 2001 Version Here

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact us.

A difficult question to answer. It depends on many factors such as the precision of the test, whether the test is for CBD and other cannabinoids rather than just THC, and on how much CBD you take per day. If you taking an excessive amount of Full Spectrum CBD (1000mg+ a day), the traces of THC may build up to a level that can be picked up during testing.

For these reasons we can not give a definitive answer, we recommend erring on the side of caution.

We include third-party lab reports on each product page. These are updated regularly with each new batch.

No. Our hemp buds and the hemp from which our oils and vape liquid ingredients are derived, only contain a trace amount of THC making them non-psychoactive.

The effects of high CBD, low THC hemp oils and flowers are mostly a physical relaxation. Mentally, the effects can be a quietening of the mind and thoughts.

Overall, CBD is considered to be well-tolerated in humans, even at high doses or when taken for long periods of time. Unlike THC, CBD does not have any psychoactive side effects.

Most people do not experience side effects from using CBD. Several studies have reported no side effects of treatment with CBD. However, other studies have reported a few minor side effects that may affect some people.

The most common side effects of CBD include:

  • Fatigue
  • Appetite changes
  • Diarrhoea
  • Changes in the liver’s ability to process drugs

Other possible side effects:

  • Worsening of HIV symptoms
  • Reduction of fertility

Because CBD can interfere with the metabolism of some drugs, it’s a good idea to check with your doctor before combining CBD with other medications.

Information sourced from Leaf Science.

How do you determine the right dose for you? If you’ve never tried CBD before, there are a few things you should know. While most of the headlines focus on seizures and epilepsy, preclinical and anecdotal evidence suggests that the cannabinoid can calm anxiety, lift mood, fight pain, and reduce damage from stress.

Unfortunately, the correct dose of CBD varies significantly from individual to individual. A person with epilepsy, for example, may prefer high-dose CBD supplements. A person just looking to relax may benefit most from very low-dose CBD extracts.

When trying to determine the correct amount of CBD dosage you need, here are three tips to consider:

1. Start small

When beginning CBD, it’s best to start with the smallest dose possible. Everyone reacts differently to various supplements. As with any new product, it is important to become familiar with how your body responds to CBD before increasing the dose.

2. Pay attention to size

The right dose of CBD varies from person to person. Generally speaking, larger individuals may prefer a higher dose of CBD than smaller people. With CBD, you can easily scale up just a few milligrams at a time to meet your personal needs.

3. Consult a medical professional

If you have a medical condition, always consult with a healthcare professional before consuming CBD. A doctor will be able to tell you how to use CBD and which doses might be most beneficial. Consider discussing CBD with your doctor.