An open letter from Blessed CBD,
In January 2017, CBD was legalized for use in the UK, validating its benefits and opening the country’s residents to the possibility of natural pain relief.
Finally, there was a solution for people who didn’t want the potential nasty side effects that they had to suffer through when taking synthetic drugs.
Our family celebrated this amazing event and couldn’t have been happier that CBD would be available.
We also didn’t see what would happen next.
After trying dozens of CBD products from US and UK companies, it became clear that the UK was severely lacking the same quality available to Americans. The US-based CBD oils we tried were vastly superior, but there was a problem; they didn’t ship outside of the US. If they did, it was ridiculously expensive and would take a long time to reach us.
Worse, any time we did come across a promising UK-based product, the company was unreliable when it came to shipping or their CBD oil quality was inconsistent.
The CBD products sold in high street shops (such as Holland & Barrett) were unacceptable, containing little to no CBD while charging an amount that was just too high for our liking.
It was clear that the legalization of CBD was not going to be enough. There were too many companies springing up and not enough regulation to ensure they were taking the right steps to make a quality CBD oil.
Some of the issues we saw in the CBD industry were:
- Overpriced oils with low CBD content
- Unsafe extraction methods
- False advertising about what CBD could and could not do
- Low quality CBD oil that was ineffective
- Oils that contained absolutely no CBD!
- Only low-quality CBD oil widely available to the mainstream
- Misinformation about CBD
- Vague to no information about ingredients, sourcing or test results
- Contaminated products harmful to human consumption
Soon many people who had hoped that this natural, alternative option could help them felt like it was a hoax – just one more trendy natural medicine that took their money in return for little to no benefit.
We were upset, angry and horrified to see how eager other people were to take advantage of those in true need.
This is when we formed Blessed CBD.