Tanya Bardsley is one of the stars of The Real Housewives of Cheshire. She has started selling cannabis oil after taking it herself after a terrible accident. She broke her back and fractured it in three places. Tanya’s product is marketed as a food supplement for £29 and is derived from cannabis with no THC. Since 2018, it has been legal to possess, buy, and sell cannabis oil in the UK. The product is legal as long as it doesn’t contain more 0.3% THC. It also cannot advertise any sort of medicinal benefit.
Because the UK market is unregulated, there are some risks of inconsistency, quality, and potency. With that said, many find that it does work including Tanya who used it after a riding accident. Tanya also stocks her own branded version in her shop, Tanya Bardo Boutique in Wilmslow. Additionally, it is available through the store’s online store. The product is described as Tanya Bardo’s High Quality 5% CBD oil. It contains 500mg of pure CO2 extracted CBD in 10ml of organic hemp oil.
The site recommends that users hold a few drops of the oil under the tongue for 60 seconds before swallowing up to a maximum of 4ml of oil daily. When Tanya was filming Celebs on the Ranch, the horse bolted and threw her off. She was strapped to a body board and went to hospital. As well as helping her with pain, CBD oil helped with her mental health. Pain killers made her drowsy, so she started researching natural alternatives. When a friend recommended CBD to her, she felt reduced pain, slept through the night, and felt calmer and happier.
The market is only in the beginning stages and because there is no regulation, the concern is that products could exceed to legal THC amount. There is also confusion about the law which has resulted in raids and seizing products from businesses. Major retailers such as Boots and Holland and Barrett, are stocking CBD oil. It is legal to sell, buy, and possess as long as the legal THC levels are complied with.