The oil's popularity has skyrocketed in the US due to its naturopathic properties, which include mood regulation, cognitive support, and anti-inflammation.
Despite the boom in use stateside though, many in the UK are still apprehensive about whether it's legal given its link to marijuana . They needn't be, though, because CBD oil is legal in the UK! Although CBD is a cannabinoid just like THC (the psychoactive compound that makes you "high"), it has no psychoactive properties and therefore doesn't intoxicate you, meaning it isn't classified as a drug.
The compound CBD isn't only derived from marijuana plants, it can also be found in other plants from the sativa family, like hemp.