British drivers beware – failing to properly research your CBD products could see you losing your licence. While CBD containing 0.2% THC or less is not a problem, many high street and online brands contain illegally high THC levels, that could land you in trouble on a roadside test.
Research from Zero Deposit Car Leasing has shown that certain CBD oils could put ‘illegal levels of THC in a driver’s bloodstream.’ This means that being pulled over by the police could see you arrested or losing your driving licence.
Perhaps more alarmingly, they also found that the side effects of THC could ‘impair drivers’ abilities when out on the road.’ That’s because THC can cause symptoms such as dizziness, light-headedness, fatigue and hallucinations.
That’s why it’s worth sticking to reputable brands that carefully monitor the THC levels in their products. At Elixinol we are stringent about keeping to the legal requirement of below 0.2% THC in our CBD oil and other products.
THC, as you probably know by now, is one of the compounds in cannabis and can lead to the ‘high’ feelings that come with marijuana use. This is currently illegal in this country, whereas CBD with extremely low THC levels is legal as a food supplement, and has been since 2018.
As we’ve previously reported, monitoring THC levels in CBD products on the high street has proven tricky, with 62% of products failing to contain what is written on the label. [https://elixinol.eu/en/blog/things-are-changing-in-the-uks-cbd-regulations/]
Exercise caution when buying and using CBD products, to make sure you aren’t risking problems on the road.