Basics of CBD

The first remains of hemp fibers date back to about 4000 B.C.E in China. Although hemp has a rich history, the extraction of CBD from this plant is a new and upcoming market. We at Kanebes believe in the right to be informed and are keen on sharing clear and concise information regarding CBD. Below we help answer some of the most frequently asked questions.

What does CBD stand for?

CBD is the abbreviation for Cannabidiol.
What is CBD? 

CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a phytocannabinoid. Phytocannabinoids are chemicals found in the cannabis plant. CBD is one of the 113 cannabinoids found in cannabis plants and makes up to 40% of the plant's extract.

Is CBD oil legal in the UK?

Yes, CBD oil is legal in the UK. Furthermore, the percentage of CBD in a product doesn't determine the legal status. For example, a CBD oil containing 5% CBD is just as legal as an oil that contains 40%. Having said that, all CBD oils can only include a maximum THC level of 0.2% as per the current UK guidelines.

Does CBD get you high?

The simple answer is No. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound which does not get you high. On the other hand, THC is the psychoactive compound which, when taken in considerable amounts, can give you the “high” effect. So why include any THC into CBD products? To aid in the entourage effect, Kanebes products contain less than 0.2% THC, as per the current UK guidelines.  

What is the entourage effect of CBD?

The entourage effect happens when the multiple cannabinoids within the cannabis/hemp plant interact with the human body to produce a stronger influence than any one of those compounds alone – It’s a synergistic effect.