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From What Age Can I Use CBD?

07/02/2023
From What Age Can I Use CBD - Down To Earth

The eternal question!

Many of you are asking again and again: How old do I have to be to use CBD?

We hear a lot about CBD and other powerful cannabinoids in the media and also on the internet. But what is the age limit? When can you start using CBD?

This is something we hear really often and the answer is: it depends.

We’ll give you the information you need to know how you can take CBD and make an informed decision on when and how to buy hemp oil and other hemp products.

From What Age Can I Use CBD?

The type of CBD product you’re using will determine the age you can start using CBD. While cosmetics and care products with CBD are freely available in Australia without age restrictions, it’s more complicated with other CBD products. For example, you can’t buy CBD oil online in Australia if you’re under 18.

If you want to start using CBD as a dietary supplement, such as CBD soft-gel capsules or classic CBD oils, the supply and sale of these products are strictly regulated from the age of 18 upwards. It’s also important that the cannabis product has less than 0.2% THC. If it has a higher percentage, it’s no longer considered a hemp product, but a narcotic. It gets a little more complicated with unprocessed hemp flowers, also known as CBD flowers.

If you want to buy CBD oil in Australia, you should ensure that the seller is trusted and only sells premium products like we do at Down To Earth.

Are There Exceptions to the Age Rule?

No, there are no exceptions to this rule for over-the-counter products for oral use and CBD hemp flowers are strictly prohibited for children and adolescents under the age of 18.

The only exception is made for medicinal cannabis products for under 18s that are prescribed by a doctor to treat conditions such as epilepsy.

Is CBD of Concern For Older People?

No, cannabidiol is also fine to use for older people. However, as with all CBD products, you should discuss your personal situation with your doctor, especially if you have any medical conditions or take medication.

Why Is CBD 18+? 

Since cannabidiol is a cannabinoid, its sale and consumption are strictly regulated from the age of 18 and up. On one hand, this is because many CBD products also contain trace amounts of THC.

Because THC is psychoactive and intoxicating, and is classified as a narcotic, any product containing trace amounts of THC is strictly regulated. But THC-free full-spectrum CBD oils, for example, are also only available for those above 18. This is the only way to ensure that CBD products are used responsibly.

How About Other Cannabinoids? 

In addition to CBD and THC, there are 112 other cannabinoids. Their modes of action are still not well known. Like CBD and THC, CBG or Cannabigerol is a cannabinoid that interacts with the endocannabinoid system. In addition to CBD oils, CBG oils and flowers are only available from the age of 18. The same regulations for CBD and THC apply to all other cannabinoids.

We expect that more cannabinoids will be researched in the near future. We also think that in a few years there will be a wide range of different cannabinoid products on the market to assist with a range of conditions.

But what we do know is that the only way to buy CBD oil in Australia is from Down To Earth – we only sell premium CBD products.

Final Thoughts

  • Cannabinoids in cosmetics are not age-restricted (excluding THC)
  • Dietary supplements with CBDare generally available from the age of 18 and over
  • Thereare prescription medicines with CBD for under 18s to treat conditions like epilepsy
  • CBD can also bring benefits for older people
  • Discuss with your doctor beforehand you consume CBD products

At Down To Earth, you can buy CBD oil online in Australia in addition to many other CBD products. All our products are tested by independent labs to ensure their quality and purity. You can find these independent lab reports on our website.

Before you buy CBD oil in Australia or any other CBD products, make sure the store is reputable, like Down To Earth. We only sell premium CBD products.

Just ask our customers! We have almost 5000 independently verified reviews, with a 4.85/5 store rating and 4.74 product rating. We’re proud to be a seller of premium CBD products and we’re proud of our outstanding customer reviews. But we’re not surprised – we know we sell the best CBD products in Australia!

If you have any questions or need more information, drop a comment, contact us, or check out our blog. We’re here to help.

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