HempWell named one of the ‘Clear Leaders’ in UK CBD

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Our Yorkshire-based CBD brand HempWell Ltd have been named one of the ‘Clear Leaders’ of the UK Hemp and CBD industry based off the latest government information.

The government list released by the Food Standards Agency last month detailed all of the Hemp and CBD products currently legally allowed to be on sale in the UK. HempWell Limited have emerged as one of the top ten hemp brands with the most applications included on the list and top four for CBD Isolate submissions. Click here to see our range of fully-approved CBD products.

FSA products bar chart for hemp and CBD products.

A total of 3,536 hemp products were preliminarily approved by FSA as new or “novel” foods, according to the list, released on March 31. This list provides a comprehensive guide to consumers and local authorities of which CBD products are safe and legally approved for use in the UK, this new regulation has been in response to public and industry calls for better clarity into what CBD products are safe and legal after a number of tests revealed ‘CBD products’ on high street shelves in the UK that contained no CBD at all.

HempWell co-founder Phil James said “We had no doubt that our HempWell products were high enough quality to make the list, but we are thrilled to come out as one of the top ten brands allowed to legally sell CBD in the UK.”

isolate submissions bar chart for hemp and CBD products

The application process has been rigorous as this is the first region where hemp and CBD have been regulated anywhere in the world. FSA’s novel food approval process, is aimed at clarifying a flourishing gray market around CBD and hemp that has seen thousands of CBD products show up in retail outlets over the past several years without any regulations. To qualify for consideration by the agency, those hemp and CBD products already in distribution had to have been on the market before Feb. 13, 2020, under FSA guidelines. Any CBD products introduced after that date were not eligible for consideration.

HempWell is based at the York Science Park where all of our products are manufactured, the hemp products are made from CBD extracted from hemp we grew ourselves in our transparent ‘seed-to-shelf’ business model. We were founded in 2017 and have opened two retail stores in Yorkshire over the last year – one in York and one in Leeds.