What’s in a name? Well, in the case of cannabis oil, THC oil, marijuana oil, CBD oil, what’s in several names that are generally thought to refer to the same cannabis derived substance are actually vastly different products and it’s important to understand the distinctions. Here, Health Rack looks at THC oil v CBD oil and explains the difference.

Following a spate of media coverage in recent months, UK society has become far more receptive to the idea of using CBD oil for its health and wellbeing benefits. Despite all the news reports, or maybe because of it, there is some confusion surrounding the terminology around cannabis products. Which is why we’re going to shed some light on those now, to ensure that you are fully informed about what you can and can’t buy legally here in the UK.

Difference between THC and CBD oil

THC and CBD (also known as cannabidiol) are two of the most well-known of the 85 chemical compounds called cannabinoids that are found in the Cannabis Sativa plant. Unlike THC though, cannabidiol is not psychoactive, so it doesn’t change your state of mind when using it – that’s the crucial difference. Commonly used for health and wellbeing purposes, CBD oil is sold 100% legally in the UK as a food supplement because it only contains trace amounts of THC (<0.02%).

You might also see THC oil, cannabis oil and marijuana oil for sale online. Whilst these might appear similar to CBD oil, and may be marketed as such, they differ dramatically. These unlicensed oils contain a much higher percentage of THC than is permissible by UK law. THC oil binds to cannabinoid receptors in the brain and central nervous system. Depending on how a person’s body reacts, this can lead to the ‘high’ associated with smoking cannabis, as well as some of the more unpleasant side effects like paranoia, panic attacks and anxiety.

Buy CBD oil in the UK from Health Rack

So, as you can see, it pays to buy the right cannabis product – both in terms of your health and in the eyes of the law. If you’re interested in purchasing 100% legal CBD oil from a trusted source, then look no further than Health Rack. Now you can buy CBD oil in the UK from us online or at any one of our 14 stores. We have a wide range of CBD oil products to suit your lifestyle.

Choose from CBD capsules, to our unique Gel-Tabs, oil droppers and even CBD vape solution that you can add to your regular vape liquid. Health Rack is an official supplier of Canabidol CBD oil products. Canabidol is the only UK supplier that plants, grows, extracts, tests, develops, manufactures and distributes their own products. We love their products and we’re confident you will too!

To find out more about the numerous CBD oil products available from Health Rack, please visit our specialist CBD Hub