Welcome to our latest newsletter!
We have some really exciting collaborations to announce in this issue (and upcoming issues), including collaborations with mental health organisations and with industry experts (will come back to that shortly).
The biggest industry news this week saw publication of an independent report which unfortunately, confirmed our own longstanding concerns on the quality of CBD products sold in the UK.
The report, commissioned by Dr Andrew Yates, Blair Gibbs and John Leibling, presented some quite startling conclusions following blind testing of 30 CBD oils, sold in the UK today. Examples included CBD products being sold in Highstreet Pharmacies (for £90) which actually contained 0% CBD and; that only 38% of the products tested contained within 10% of the CBD content advertised! Perhaps worse of all (especially for those who undertake vocational drug testing), almost 45% of oils tested, contained more than the legally allowed levels of THC, meaning these are illegal to sell in the UK. We've provided a link to the full report below.
CBD and You has shared our concerns on this topic many times before and we ask everyone please read and share our guide on how to determine that you are getting real CBD products as well as value for your money.
Our guide to buying CBD products can be found here.
In other news, we are so excited to confirm our next #CBDcommunity event, taking place on the 18th July, 7pm - 8.30pm.
The event includes talks from guest speakers;
Jessica Steinberg; Global speaker, and Advisor on the legal cannabis industry to the UN and WHO and;
Jojo Sureh; Avid Mental Health campaigner and Ambassador for Carers of Mental Health and Solace Women's Aid.
Due to the popularity of our previous events, we have organised a ticket allocation system, linked below, and very much hope to see you there;
Finally, don't forget to claim your loyalty discounts by picking up a loyalty card when next in the Hampstead Shop. More news soon!
Kind regards and be well!
The CBD and You Team
Link to the report on UK CBD products here.