You may have seen the recent press article telling the tale of Hannah Deacon being misrepresented by a CBD company, falsely using her good name and reputation to boost their CBD sales. This article serves as a fresh reminder about the care needed when buying CBD to ensure that products are coming from a company with a good reputation and assurance of quality products.
Unfortunately, there are still CBD companies in the UK who are selling CBD products that are just not up to scratch and some are also making outlandish medical claims about CBD too. All to make a quick buck!
No CBD company should be making any medical claims about CBD and The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) make this very clear on its website. Simply put, CBD products are classed as a food supplement and not a medicine, so however much CBD may help you, no medical claims should be made by any CBD retailer.
Can CBD be a medicine?
You may have also heard the term “medicinal cannabis” being used which can cause further confusion. The rules do change here because the CBD used in medicinal cannabis has been through the process needed to become a licenced medicine. Many people are still unaware that medicinal cannabis is actually available in the UK on NHS prescription to help with certain conditions, including that of Hannah Deacon’s son Alfie and campaigners are pushing to widen the circle of patients this is available too.
Medicinal cannabis on prescription is still relatively new to the UK and there is confusion about prescribing it on the NHS, however, medical professionals can get help, support and advice from the Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society (MCCS) which was set up for this very purpose.
The MCCS is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and informing healthcare professionals about the therapeutic potential of medical cannabis. It provides resources to help them make informed decisions regarding the use of medical cannabis in their practice. Striving to provide evidence-based information and resources on the clinical applications of medical cannabis, including its safety and efficacy, as well as its legal implications.
Dedicated to advancing the safe and effective use of cannabis in medical practice. They provide educational and research resources for healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other clinicians. They also advocate for evidence-based cannabis policies that are based on scientific research and clinical experience. MCCS works to ensure that patients have access to the best available information when it comes to using cannabis for medical purposes. Through their initiatives, they strive to create an environment where physicians can safely prescribe cannabis with confidence.
Another accolade under our belt!
At hapihemp, we are truly proud to say that we are one of only a handful of CBD retailers that the MCCS recommend in the UK. This is because of our continued priority to ensure that all our products are safe and of the best quality.
What to look out for when buying CBD
So, there are a few key things to look out for when buying CBD, and the cheapest price is definitely not something we suggest you give priority to!
Research The Company’s Background
What do you know about this company, how long have they been trading, who owns or is involved with them, what accolades do they have and how transparent are they? Hapihemp has been trading since 2019 and is registered with Companies House with all relevant documentation – Companies House Number: 12244078.
Quality Is Key
Does your CBD come with the relevant certification made easily available to back up claims regarding quality? Are the lab reports done independently or in-house? Are they in-date? You can see certifications on our website here.
How far back do they go and what are other customers saying about the products and customer care? Here is a snippet of what our customers have to say about us.
Red Flags To Look Out For
If it’s cheap, find out more. A good quality CBD is worth paying for.
If there are no independent lab reports – do not buy them!
If there are no customer reviews and it’s a new company – use extreme caution.
At hapihemp, we are proud to say that we have worked hard to ensure our products are top quality and we can back this up with certification. We follow all regulatory requirements and have customer reviews available to see for all our products.
We are a registered company and members of governing CBD bodies but also affirmed our recommendation from the MCCS – making us one of only a handful of CBD companies in the UK to have achieved this.
As if that isn’t enough, our products have received rave reviews and featured in many national magazines and newspapers too.
Although we offer some of the best quality CBD products available in the UK, we also ensure our prices remain competitive and we always prioritise our customer needs – backing this up with action – which is evidenced in some of the wonderful reviews we have received on our website.
If you would like to know more about any of the things mentioned in this article, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be glad to help you further.