HOW EFFECTIVE IS MEDICAL CANNABIS (CBD)?
HOW EFFECTIVE IS MEDICAL CANNABIS (CBD)?
While sales of medicinal cannabis oil (CBD) have increased dramatically over the past year in the UK, the debate over the benefits of cannabis seems to never end.
So, before deciding on the effectiveness of CBD cannabis oil for medical purposes, you must know the basics of cannabis.
WHAT IS CANNABIS?
Cannabis, (also known as marijuana, weed, or skunk among other names), is a psychoactive drug derived from the cannabis plant.
The effects of cannabis might show a discrepancy significantly from person to person. It can also vary depending on the amount, frequency of intake, and strength.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MARIJUANA AND MEDICAL PLANT?
There are many differences between marijuana used for recreational purposes (to get high) and cannabis-derived products (such as CBD oils, salves, and gummies) for medical purposes.
There are more than a hundred cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, and the body of a human also produces its cannabinoid chemicals.
While cannabis is a natural plant – strains such as skunk naturally contain higher levels of the cannabinoid THC – the substance that gives recreational users the “stoned” feelings they crave in the drug but can also cause unpleasant side effects, including paranoia and hallucinations.
It is argued that cannabis with high levels of THC and no or very little CBD can affect people’s mental health and lead to people developing psychiatric problems.
Unlike the “recreational” variety, medical cannabis is made from the Cannabis sativa plant.
Medical cannabis possesses higher levels of CBD and low levels of THC.
CBD is a chemical found in the cannabis plant that has medical benefits. The body also produces its cannabinoid chemicals.
As more and more health authorities approve the use of medical cannabis products, we still advise you to educate yourself as much as possible to make more informed choices.
MEDICAL CANNABIS (CBD) RESEARCH
Research suggests that medical CBD cannabis oil can reduce chronic inflammation and pain. Users have also reported reduced anxiety, mood symptoms, and insomnia.
Studies have also suggested benefits in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, cancer, and epilepsy, and research is ongoing.
Nabilone is a cannabinoid drug used to relieve illness in people receiving chemotherapy for cancer.
According to an article in the Sunday Mirror, Professor Sir Simon Wessely, former president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, certain cannabis products may have medical benefits, such as treating muscle spasms in multiple sclerosis. Sativex is a prescription medication used to relieve muscle spasm pain in multiple sclerosis. It contains 2 of the cannabinoids found in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).
TESTIMONIALS FOR THE EFFICIENCY OF HEALTH CANNABIS OIL
Writer Kirsten Rees uses medical cannabis oil to stem pain after falling down stairs. An article published in the Sunday Post describes how cannabis oil relieves his agony.
In 2012, the writer fell down a flight of stairs, fractured several ribs, broke another, and dislocated his shoulder.
After her injuries healed, Kirsten resumed her life until, just a few months later, she began to feel pain all over her body. She was eventually diagnosed with a chronic pain condition, fibromyalgia.
But rather than continue taking the strong painkillers prescribed by doctors, which came with debilitating side effects, Kirsten took a different route and decided to try a vaporizer containing cannabidiol, also known as CBD. Oil is officially sold all across the UK.
Kirsten has faith in CBD oil is the most effective cure she has tried ever to date for her illness.
Hannah Deacon is a medical cannabis activist. Her son Alfie suffers from a rare form of epilepsy which has caused him to have up to 150 seizures a week.
She found his condition had improved when he was given cannabis medicine in 2017 and Hannah petitioned the UK government to clear it through the NHS. These are just two of the rising cases of people endorsing medical cannabis to cure and recover from their illnesses.
MEDICAL CANNABIS CONCERNS – WILL YOU FAIL A DRUG TEST AFTER TAKING MEDICAL CANNABIS CBD?
Some people who are reluctant to take CBD are afraid of failing a drug test. In many workplaces, drug testing is common. It may even be mandatory to ensure that more workers than ever before are tested for drugs.
CBD does not make you stoned or high. CBD oil that is currently for sale legally in most countries contains less than 0.2% of the psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol and therefore does not produce a high.
Most hemp oil or CBD products are sold with only traces of THC; therefore, most users should have no difficulty passing a drug test.