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How To Stay Away From Fake CBD

How To Stay Away From Fake CBD

Buying CBD products in the UK can be a minefield, to say the least. Many CBD companies will come up if you search CBD in the UK. But it’s hard work to then research who sells a good quality CBD.

We are proud to have two well-respected CBD experts on board at hapihemp. Professor Mike Barnes is a world-renowned professor and travels extensively giving talks on CBD and medical cannabis.

Hannah Deacon is known internationally for pioneering change within the medical cannabis market and also for developing a safe ethical marketplace for CBD products. These products were life-changing for her son Alfie Dingley and her family.

Sadly, Hannah’s story has been recently highlighted in the national press for all the wrong reasons. Hannah’s profile and images were being used to promote a UK CBD company without her permission. This is often an underhand tactic many companies use to attract immediate attention on social media platforms like TikTok. Thankfully with many celebrities speaking out after going through something similar, trading standards do seem to be clamping down.

Not only were they using Hannah’s profile, but they were also making medical claims about CBD products which is illegal.

As a legitimate CBD company, we are not allowed to make any health or medical claims about the benefits of CBD.

If you see headlines like ‘CBD can cure insomnia’  ‘CBD will take all your pain away’ and ‘CBD cures cancer’ then stay well away! These kinds of claims are your first sign that they are not a legitimate CBD company.

There are some basic steps you can take to ensure you are buying from a safe and ethical CBD company.

Professional Website

Check they have a professional website – this may seem obvious, but you wouldn’t believe how many people buy a CBD product just through social media.

Social Media

Look at their social media presence and the comments they attract. Do they have a specific group in which you can ask for advice and opinions? hapihemp has a great CBD community group on Facebook where you can read CBD customers’ feedback and ask your own questions.

Professional Associations

Find out if the CBD company is a member of any professional associations like CANNAPRO.


Are they transparent? It’s always good to see the people behind the business. We have had some great press at hapihemp, and we want to share our story as we are proud of it! One of our stories in the national press really put us on the map and you can read this here. Another important factor is the company details. They should have an address and contact number listed as well as being registered.

Lab Reports

Lab reports – non-negotiable! Always… always!! Check for full lab reports for all oral CBD products. If your area buying CBD oil, CBD gummies or CBD tea, make sure you can see a full lab report if needed.

Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society

Hapihemp not only covers all of the above, but we are also on the MEDICAL CLINICIANS GUIDE FOR CBD COMPANIES

 There are just 20 CBD companies on this list, and we are proud to say that hapihemp is one of them.

The Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society is an independent community of cannabis clinicians – the first prescribers of this treatment in the UK.

The Society is an expert-led, not-for-profit community, dedicated to bringing this safe, legal and effective medicine to people living with chronic conditions.

Over the past few years, over the counter Cannabidiol (CBD) products have gained popularity in the UK and across the world. We have seen unprecedented growth in the quantity and range of CBD products available for purchase on the high street and from online retailers. CBD appears to have caught the imagination of the general public, who are using it for several health conditions ranging from pain and anxiety to depression and sleep. According to the Centre for Medical Cannabis, surveys conducted in 2019 by Dynata and YouGov indicate that between 8- 11% of UK adults respectively – approximately 4-6 million people – have tried CBD products. Currently, doctors report receiving mixed messages as to whether these products are legal, safe and effective, which is why this list was created. Doctors can refer to this guide and find 20 CBD companies whom they can confidently recommend.

This is a huge seal of approval for hapihemp and we are so glad to have had this kind of recognition, as we know how good our products are.

All oral CBD products like CBD oils, CBD gummies, CBD tea and CBD capsules all come with full transparent lab reports.

So, if you are looking for a good quality CBD product – you are in safe hands!

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