The answer to this question, when alcohol is involved, is a very obvious, “no”. But when only CBD is in the picture we can happily say that you can drink all the INTUNE you want and still safely ride into the night! Goodbye expensive UBER or epically-long night bus. As CBD has no THC (the chemical within the cannabis plant that gets you high), it is safe and legal to consume before driving. But, let us get into a little more detail...
Taking CBD and driving is a hot topic, especially as we see more and more CBD products enter the market in a variety of forms - from oils, to gummies and, of course, drinks! In 2015, the UK issued new regulations around drug consumption and driving. This new law was passed to make it easier for the police to catch drug drivers. 16 drugs are covered by the law, including cannabis - so what does this mean for CBD?
As CBD products by law cannot contain more than 0.2% THC, the psychoactive component of the cannabis plant, they do not fall under this legislation, meaning that they are safe to consume and drive.
Further to legislation, this study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology found that, in a small controlled test of healthy adults, no impaired cognition or feelings of intoxication were experienced after taking CBD products and therefore driving performance was not impacted. And for those who suffer from road rage, CBD might just be the ticket for a more chilled-out drive!
Despite these positive studies and regulations, we advise you to become familiar with the impact of CBD on your system before hitting the road. Each person’s endocannabinoid system is different, so while one person may feel super focussed after taking CBD, another may feel drowsy. Find out how your body reacts to the CBD products you try and make the best and safest decision about driving based on the effects you experience.
SO, WHAT EXACTLY IS CBD?
CBD (cannabidiol) is derived from the hemp or cannabis plant. But, unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, which therefore won’t make you high. Using various topical and ingestible CBD products can give you lots of awesome benefits. CBD products are often used by people to alleviate anxiety, reduce stress, or to improve sleep quality. However, we also experience it as a great wellness supplement during the day that helps us with focus, balance and clarity.
CBD drinks are a popular way to “dip your toe” into the CBD world as they can be easily incorporated into your daily life. INTUNE Drinks can be enjoyed throughout the day - whether at your desk or on your drive home. However, today's market offers a wide range of CBD goods, including gummies, oils, sprays, or topical creams. It can be confusing to choose which type of CBD product is best for you - but, we advise that whatever CBD method you decide on, make sure the company is reputable and the CBD is high-quality and traceable.
IS CBD LEGAL IN THE UK?
Yes! While THC, the illegal component of hemp, might make you high, CBD promotes feelings of calm and focus. Our CBD drinks contain 10mg of CBD per can, which is an entirely legal lifestyle dose in the UK. Despite the fact that the UK's Food Standards Organisation (FSA) are currently regulating CBD, a small number of British businesses, including ours, have received advanced certification to trade.
In order to make sure you’re on the right side of the law when consuming CBD and driving, make sure you purchase your CBD from a trusted and regulated business that caps its THC volume at 0.2%, as per UK regulation.
SWAP BOOZE FOR CBD DRINKS
INTUNE CBD drinks are tasty and refreshing soft drinks that are perfect for both your desk and the dancefloor. They won’t make you high or they won’t make you tired. Whatsmore they’ve won prestigious Great Taste Awards, meaning you get all these benefits while sipping a celebrated drink that’s sophisticated and delicious!
We’ve designed INTUNE CBD drinks to be perfectly balanced, so you can enjoy them throughout the day to find focus, clarity or calm at the moments you need them most. Everyone experiences CBD differently, so we recommend giving them a go to see what awesome effects you experience!
Can you drive on CBD? Can you drive after taking CBD in the UK?
The answer is yes! There is no legislation or impairing effects of CBD to hold you back from driving and, in fact, we encourage you to enjoy INTUNE CBD Drinks as a natural, tasty and beneficial alcohol-free alternative if you’re the designated driver. Cheers!
CBD Drinks can make a great alternative to your favourite alcoholic drinks - especially if you’re the designated driver. They can help you become more present, focused and calm. All great attributes when driving home after a long day.