UK Health Store Starts Selling Cannabis Oil After its Sales Double in Britain

British health food chain Holland & Barrett became the first high street store to sell CBD oil. (File image)
British health food chain Holland & Barrett became the first high street store to sell CBD oil. (File image)

The sales of the high-CBD medicinal cannabis oil have doubled in the UK. Its users surged from 125,000, a year ago, to 250,000, the Cannabis Trades Association UK reported.

This caught the attention of the British health food chain Holland & Barrett, which became the first high street store to stock it four weeks ago, The Mirror daily reported.

While marijuana is not recognized for its medicinal value in the UK, the high-CBD oil is legal. Unlike the psychoactive THC in marijuana, the CBD in cannabis produces no psychoactive effects. CBD has proved to have anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, antiemetic, anxiolytic and antipsychotic properties, making it useful medicinally for the treatment of neuroinflammation, epilepsy, oxidative injury, vomiting, nausea, anxiety, and schizophrenia

“It is great to see in this instance that we can help with the demand,” Holland & Barrett said in a statement.

“We have been surprised at the success and popularity of CBD oil since its launch.”

One product that proved to be in high demand is the Dutch firm Jacob Hooy’s CBD+Oil. The product was up 37% in sales since it hit Holland & Barrett’s shelves, The Mirror reported. They stated that the health food chain is adding four more cannabis oil products next month.

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The product, however, received mixed reviews.

“I bought this a month ago and used it daily and it has really helped clear up my skin problems,” one said, while another added: “I’m using but not noticing anything?? What should I expect?? Could someone recommend something similar? I’ve seen some reviews where some CBD oil work with one drop?”

The upsurge in demand for CBD oil shows wider acceptance and understanding of the medicinal value found in marijuana.

Currently, there is an international trend that is heading towards legalization. Last year, Uruguay was the first country to legalize recreational marijuana, and Canada is becoming the second this summer.

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