The legalisation of cannabis is one of the most frequently debated topics of our time. Products like CBD oil, also known as cannabis oil or cannabidiol, have soared in popularity. According to the Cannabis Trades Association UK, the number of cannabidiol consumers shot from 125,000 in 2017 to 250,000 in 2018. Cannabis-derived products are gaining increased recognition for their supposed medical usages. Last year a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed CBD may help treat symptoms relating to Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, MS, pain, anxiety, depression, cancer and diabetic complications. In June of this year, Charlotte Caldwell had her son’s cannabis oil seized at Heathrow airport when she attempted to bring it into the UK from Canada. Her son Billy suffers from a severe form of epilepsy, having as many as 100 seizures a day. Ms Caldwell accused the Home Office of “signing her son’s death warrant”, … [Read more...] about CBD oil: What is cannabis oil and can it benefit health?
It seems almost every day there is a new headline or story praising the benefits of Cannabidoil. From people hoping to ease painful arthritis to celebrities looking for a beauty fix, it’s no wonder the Cannabis Trades Association recently reported that Cannabidiol use has doubled from 125,000 to 250,000 in the space of 12 months. But how much do you really know about the hemp extract? Here, we speak to Scotland’s largest retailer of Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, ScotlandCBD, to find out more. What is CBD oil? According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Cannabidiol is one of several (probably 200) compounds of the cannabis plant. Derived from hemp – a variety of Cannabis sativa – CBD oil is an entirely natural extract that is sold as a food additive in many countries. CBD was recently legally categorised as a medical product as opposed to a nutritional supplement, which it had previously been known as when the oil first came to the UK market. Hemp and other … [Read more...] about What is CBD? Everything you need to know about Cannabidiol
SALT LAKE CITY — U.S. health officials are urging states to regulate marijuana oil extracts after investigating a rash of illnesses tied to the products in Utah. In a report released Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that synthetic products falsely labeled as cannabidiol, or CBD, sickened as many as 52 people from October through January. The CDC urged states to set up regulatory and control systems "to minimize the risk for recurrences of this emerging public health threat." CBD is derived from cannabis but is designed not to produce a high. Users say it provides relief from pain and can fight seizures. This year, Utah passed a new law that supporters say will prevent the illnesses from happening again. The oil had previously been in a legal gray area. It's been legal for people with epilepsy in Utah since 2014, but there is no regulatory system to oversee the oil's safety. Bottles labeled as CBD have edged their way into Utah smoke shops and health … [Read more...] about 52 people sickened by fake CBD oil in Utah
IT'S more commonly associated with teenagers’ bedrooms and Snoop Dogg than the shelves of a health food store or chic packaging on Insta. But alongside the vitamin supplements and turmeric teas in your local Holland & Barrett, you’ll now find a different kind of herbal remedy: weed. Since the high-street store started stocking medical cannabis oil CBD (cannabidiol) in January, it’s become one of the retail chain’s biggest sellers, and now four more CBD products will be rolled out in the coming months. “We have been surprised at the success and popularity of CBD oil,” says a Holland & Barrett spokesperson. “We knew there were numerous trends surfacing around it, but we didn’t expect to see sales increase this dramatically.” But it’s just one of many ways cannabis is increasingly becoming the latest must-have wellness product, infused in everything from luxury moisturisers to bottled water. We take a look at whether the … [Read more...] about Why legal cannabis is the new must-have herbal remedy — with converts claiming benefits from pain relief to acne
Sales of medicinal CBD oil have shot through the roof in the last year since it was legalised in the UK. CBD oil has been hailed as a natural saviour for everything from epilepsy to Parkinson's disease as well as migraines, stress and cancer symptoms. Hitting the high street last year, those in need can buy CBD oil in Holland and Barrett as well as online stockists. The law was changed to recognise CBD, one of the components of cannabis, as a medicine. All products which contain CBD extract are now legally considered to be medicine instead of nutritional supplements which they had previously been known. Any CBD product purchased in the UK is 100% legal as long as it was derived from one of the 63 EU approved industrial hemp strains. However, the use of other types of cannabis oil is still outlawed. This is due to the THC component contained in marijuana which can cause anxiety, psychosis and a high. The legalised CBD oil does not contain THC. Despite a number of petitions, the Home … [Read more...] about Is cannabis oil legal in the UK? Why some forms are still banned