A recent study by the World Health Organization (WHO) concludes that CBD is safe and even has medicinal properties.
CBD is abbreviation for Cannabidiol, a natural compound found in hemp or marijuana plants. This naturally occurring compound is from the resinous flower of cannabis and have medicinal qualities. The fact that CBD is therapeutically potent as well as non-intoxicating, and easy to take as a CBD oil, makes it an appealing treatment option for those who are cautious about trying cannabis for the first time.
The WHO, an agency under the United Nations, run studies on all issues when it comes to international public health. In a meeting and publication held in November, 2017, the WHO made these statements regarding CBD:
- “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential. “ The WHO finds that the natural chemical found in cannabis is not phsycho-active and does not stimulate co-dependency.
- “ CBD is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile. Reported adverse effects may be as a result of drug-drug interactions between CBD and patients’ existing medications.” Apparently, any medical reactions are caused by other medications taken with CBD, but are not caused by CBD itself.
- “To date, there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.” Contrary to previous beliefs, the WHO finds that CBD does not get you high.
- “CBD has been demonstrated as an effective treatment of epilepsy in several clinical trials. There is also preliminary evidence that CBD may be a useful treatment for a number of other medical conditions.” Because of this finding, some countries are are changing how they control CBD, and are considering to approve it as a medicinal product.
The U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) have consistently declined to consider cannabis products. But these new findings by the WHO have been re-submitted, and the FDA is finally reconsidering their position.