If you’ve searched online recently for information about natural treatments for pain relief, anxiety or insomnia, you’ve probably come across CBD.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is now legal to buy throughout the UK, including in Scotland. If you live in Scotland and want to use CBD, you can order CBD products from our online CBD shop and get free delivery to your Scottish address for any order of £25 or more.
Below, we’ve provided more information about CBD’s legal status in Scotland, the best ways to purchase CBD products and more.
CBD Laws in Scotland
CBD is legal in the UK, including in Scotland. This means that you can legally purchase and use products containing CBD if you live in Scotland.
All of the most popular CBD products are legal to purchase and use in Scotland, including CBD oils, vape e-liquids, capsules, edibles and topical skincare products.
The laws regarding CBD in Scotland are identical to those in the rest of the UK. This means that while CBD products are legal to sell and use, they need to contain less than 0.2% THC in order to comply with the law.
While CBD is legal in Scotland and throughout the UK, cannabis is not. Cannabis, or marijuana, is classified as a Class B controlled substance under the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act.
THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is also illegal in Scotland. As a result of this, any cannabis oils or other cannabis-based products that contain more than 0.2% THC are illegal to sell or possess in Scotland, with the exception of certain THC-based prescription medications.
Cannabidiol is not listed under the Misuse of Drugs Act and is not considered a controlled drug by the UK government. Instead, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency is largely of the view that CBD is a medicinal compound, or a new type of medicine.
The MHRA has even issued a statement regarding CBD’s potential use as a medicine:
“We have come to the opinion that products containing cannabidiol (CBD) used for medical purposes are a medicine.”
If you live in Scotland, you can legally buy and use CBD products without any need to worry about having broken the law. Just make sure you purchase your CBD products form a safe, reputable vendor and ensure that none exceed the 0.2% THC limit.
Where to Buy CBD Products in Scotland
The easiest way to buy CBD products in Scotland is to order online. We offer free UK delivery on all orders of £25 or more, including to customers in Scotland. This means that you can get your CBD products at the lowest prices, all without having to pay anything for delivery.
You can view our complete range of CBD products in our online CBD shop. We provide same day dispatch on all orders placed before 3pm, meaning you’ll receive your products as quickly as possible with minimal delay.
We’re based in the UK, certified by UK regulators and only carry products that are below the government’s 0.2% limit on THC content, meaning you’ll always be fully compliant with all UK CBD laws.
Other options include buying locally. Some pharmacies in Scotland now stock CBD products, although the selection available at these shops often isn’t very good and prices are typically higher than online.
There are also specialised CBD shops in many Scottish cities, such as Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee. Pricing and product availability at these shops can vary depending on your location and the specific vendor.
Finally, you can also order CBD products from outside the UK. We generally don’t recommend this for several reasons, including long delivery times, inconsistent quality and the risk of a CBD product potentially exceeding the UK government’s 0.2% limit on THC content.
Using CBD Oil and Other Products in Scotland
If you’re a newbie to CBD, working out the best way to consume CBD can be difficult. Should you choose a CBD oil tincture, a pack of CBD capsules, a tasty CBD edible or vape CBD via e-liquid for a better taste and faster absorption?
Each form of CBD offers its own advantages and disadvantages, from a better taste to lower prices and faster absorption into the body. We’ve covered all of the most popular ways to use CBD, as well as their strengths and weaknesses, in our guide to the best ways to use CBD.
If you live in Scotland, you can legally purchase and use CBD oil, e-liquids, capsules and other products containing CBD. Unlike THC, CBD is not controlled substance under the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act and is not illegal.
However, it’s important to make sure that any CBD products you buy are below the 0.2% THC limit set by the government. Products that contain more than 0.2% THC are not legal in the UK, including in Scotland, and should not be purchased.
If you’re looking for an affordable, convenient place to shop for CBD in Scotland, we offer a wide range of CBD oils and other products with free UK delivery on all orders of £25 or more.
You can also learn more about CBD from our CBD blog, which covers the latest news about the CBD industry, how to use CBD, medical research involving CBD and more.