Here’s a handful of commonly asked questions. If you can’t find the answer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch or visit https://www.dorsethemp.co.uk/blog/ for more in depth dive in to the world of Hemp..

Is CBD Oil Legal?

CBD Oil is legal to purchase over the counter or online as a food supplement In the UK.

Since November 2018 Doctors can prescribe Medical Cannabis on the NHS, Medical cannabis contains higher amounts of THC

Will CBD make you high?

No, our CBD products are THC free

What is CBD and THC?

Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the main cannabinoids found in the trichomes on the flowers and leaves of the cannabis plants.

Adding CBD to your diet can to help maintain balance within our body and mind.

In the UK, THC is legal with a medical prescription, most cases advise to be used with CBD in order to counteract the side-effects of THC.

How much CBD oil do I take daily?

Everyone is different, Start low and increase dose if necessary.

Low dose 1-10mg , medium dose 10mg-30mg, high dose 30mg plus.

FSA guild lines are healthy adults should not need to take more than 70mg of CBD per day.

Vulnerable groups should seek a Doctor advice before doing so.

What does ‘full spectrum’ mean?

Hemp and cannabis contain a wide range of cannabinoids and terpenes, many of which independently have known therapeutic benefits.

A ‘full spectrum CBD oil’ is thought to be more effective than CBD isolate on its own, a process known as the ‘entourage effect’.

What is the ‘entourage effect’?

The entourage effect is achieved where multiple cannabinoids are left together in there natural form, CBD oil can have a greater effect on the nervous system when combined with other cannabinoids and terpenes.

What’s the difference between hemp, cannabis and Marijuana?

Not a lot really… Hemp and Marijuana are both types of Cannabis.

In the UK we are restricted to using strain of cannabis sativa L know as “industrial hemp” which can contain varying amounts of CBD but no more than 0.2% of THC.

Marijuana or simply Cannabis can contain varying amounts of CBD and THC higher than 0.2%

What are cannabinoids and terpenes?

Cannabinoids are, compounds found in plants that have similar structures to nerve chemicals naturally produced by the endocannabinoid system.

Cannabinoids are found in hemp and cannabis but also in other plants like black pepper and Cacao.

Terpenes are also found in plants and are responsible for things like the smell, taste and colour of fruit or vegetables.

What is the endocannabinoid system (ECS)?

The ECS is made up of endocannabinoids, which are neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors (CBRs) that are found across the central nervous system.

The ECS is involved in regulating physiological and cognitive processes, including activities of immune system, appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory, and in regulating the effects of cannabis.

Two CBRs have been identified: CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are found in the brain and nervous system, as well as in peripheral organs and tissues and they are the main target of Endocannabinoid anandamide (AEA), as well as THC, the most known active component of cannabis.

Endocannabinoid 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG), which is more abundant in brain than AEA, can interact with both CBRs. CBD is a phytocannabinoid that interacts with both CBRs.

How long will it take to receive my purchase?

Delivery’s should take 1-2 business days, Items will normally be sent first class.

Are your products posted discreetly?

Items will be sent in standard brown jiffy bags.

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David and Tilly in the garden at Dorset Hemp HQ

David and Tilly getting some fresh air in the Dorset Hemp HQ garden..