The news that a U.K.-based hemp farm has recently shut down due to THC content in its CBD products has raised a few eyebrows in the cannabis industry. The farm, which was located in the south of England, had been producing hemp-derived CBD products for the past two years.
The shutdown of the farm is due to the fact that the CBD products it was producing contained more than the legal limit of THC. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive compound found in cannabis and is responsible for the “high” associated with the drug. In the U.K., the legal limit for THC in CBD products is 0.2%. The hemp farm was found to be producing products with levels of THC up to 0.5%.
The U.K.’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) was responsible for the shutdown of the farm. The MHRA is the agency that regulates and monitors the safety of medicines and medical devices in the U.K. The MHRA had been monitoring the hemp farm’s products for some time and had issued warnings to the farm about the THC levels. When the farm failed to take action, the MHRA took the decision to shut it down.
The news of the hemp farm’s closure has raised concerns in the cannabis industry about the safety of CBD products. The MHRA’s decision to shut down the farm highlights the importance of ensuring that CBD products contain only the legal amount of THC. It also serves as a reminder that the THC content of CBD products should always be checked before they are consumed.
The closure of the hemp farm also raises questions about the regulation of CBD products in the U.K. Currently, the MHRA is responsible for regulating and monitoring the safety of CBD products. However, some experts have argued that the MHRA’s powers are limited and that a more robust regulatory framework is needed to ensure the safety of CBD products in the U.K.
The closure of the U.K.-based hemp farm is a reminder of the importance of regulation when it comes to the safety of CBD products. It is essential that CBD products contain only the legal amount of THC and that they are properly monitored and tested. The MHRA’s decision to shut down the farm is a clear indication that it takes the safety of CBD products seriously and that it is willing to take action when necessary.