The World Health Organization says that CBD shows no effects that indicate health risks or potential for addiction in humans. There is no evidence of public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD. The key here is that you get it from a reliable, regulated, and trustworthy supplier. Often, when you see complaints of dry mouth, nausea, diarrhoea, or other nasty effects, the product may be questionable.
The World Health Organization says there is no evidence so far indicating the potential for addiction from CBD use. Since its benefits aren’t accompanied by a visceral high anywhere near the level of THC, recurrent use is based on health benefits rather than to recreate a ‘high.’
Yes. However, there are some conditions attached to this ‘legal’ status. It is only legal if the THC content is less than 0.2% and if the CBD has been extracted from an approved hemp strain. THC content is kept so low because it is still a controlled substance under the Misuse of Drugs Act, 1971.
The legality of CBD is a shifting mass of regulations, conditions, and guidelines. Since 2016, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has maintained that products with cannabidiol can be classed as medicines. However, there are numerous laws regarding how to sell, supply, and advertise CBD as medicine. A license is required and adherence to high standards of safety, efficiency, and quality.
Since it was illegal not too long ago, studying cannabis’s pain relief properties was difficult. However, current research shows promising results that include reduced brain and nervous system inflammation, mood improvement, increased levels of anandamide (a pain regulating compound).
While CBD doesn’t produce the ‘high’ effect associated with regular marijuana, it has demonstrable benefits in blocking enzymes that trigger inflammation in the body and reducing seizures in people with drug-resistant Dravet Syndrome. CBD interacts with the type 1 receptor (CB1R), the serotonin 5-HT1A receptor, and other receptors that regulate behaviours triggered by fear and anxiety.
Aside from the many health benefits, many of which are only now being tested after legal restrictions loosened, CBD also provides users with relief from anxiety and its side effects. In other applications, it can help combat acne while protecting the brain and nervous system from inflammation.