Millions of people are being misled by companies exploiting the latest health craze sweeping the country, an investigation by The Times has found.
In three years the market for cannabidiol (CBD), a legal and non-psychotropic part of the cannabis plant, has gone from almost nonexistent to larger than that for vitamin C supplements.
However, laboratory test results seen by this newspaper suggest that more than half of the most popular CBD oils sold at high-street chemists, in health shops and online do not contain the level of CBD promised on the label. In one case the tests found that a product sold at a high-street shop contained no CBD at all.
Tests also showed that half the products contained Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the illegal psychoactive ingredient,â€¦