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?
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CANNABIS oil is available to buy in the UK in pharmaceutical shops, however there are various legal and health arguments surrounding its use and benefits. The oil has been claimed to be beneficial for treating a number of ailments - and is at the centre of high-profile legal rows in Britain. Is cannabis oil legal in the UK? Cannabis oil is a substance extracted from the cannabis plant by steam distillation. The oil is available to buy in the UK and is not illegal, but products are required to contain less than 0.05%. THC. THC (or Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the psychoactive component in cannabis that makes users feel "high". Cannabis oil is usually consumed orally, and has a very distinct taste. Those who benefit from it when battle health conditions have called for it to be available, including such high-profile cases as 12-year-old Billy Caldwell. How is it different from CBD? One type of oil or Cannabidol is CBD which has been promoted as a possible treatment … [Read more...] about Is cannabis oil illegal in the UK, is it different from concentrated CBD oil and could it be used to treat cancer?
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
The mum of a child denied the medical cannabis that stopped his seizures has told of her fury over Tory links to British firms that supply the drug abroad. Charlotte Caldwell spoke after it was revealed Theresa May’s husband Philip’s Capital Group is the largest investor in CW Pharmaceuticals, which mass produces it here, where it is banned, for a foreign market. CW chairman Geoffrey Guy is a Tory donor and drugs minister Victoria Atkins is married to Paul Kenward, boss of British Sugar, another medical cannabis supplier. Ministers insist the drug has “no medical value”, but still allow British firms to produce it under a special licence. And CW use it in its anti-epilepsy medicine Epidiolex. Charlotte, whose son Billy, 12, relies on cannabis oil to stop him having up to 100 seizures a day, accused the Tories of putting his life at risk by denying him the drug. The 50-year-old said: “Why is my son being left to die in his own country by his own … [Read more...] about Tories blasted for links to medical cannabis industry despite UK ban on drug
The first cannabis “coffee shops” are opening in the Paris region as the legal use of CBD (cannabidiol) spreads across the country. Two establishments have begun selling the product in recent weeks, with one in Puteaux (western Paris, Hauts-de-Seine) and one in the 11th arrondissement.Named E-Klop and Cofyshop respectively, each sells legal cannabis - known as CBD - in several formats, including crystals, syrup, sweets, oil, vaping liquid, balm, and ground herb.CBD is a molecule derived from the cannabis plant, which offers similar effects to normal cannabis, but without the psychoactivity.It has a maximum of 0.2% of THC (the psychoactive element in cannabis).This means it is technically legal, with the Minister for Health announcing in November that the presence of CBD in products for public consumption was authorised.The shops in Paris are the latest to open in France, with similar establishments having already begun trading in Besançon, and Annoeullin (near … [Read more...] about CBD shops open in Paris as use spreads across France