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The complete Guide to CBD


The Complete Guide To CBD

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What Is CBD Oil?

CBD is often abbreviated from cannabidiol which is just one of more than 1000 cannabinoids that are found in the Cannabis plant. To put it briefly this the natural chemical constituents of cannabis and hemp. CBD is one of the most researched and well known cannabinoids that are out there. Each of these cannabinoids has unique properties which makes them different from the rest. Many times the ratio of this when compared to other cannabinoids can enhance or moderate the effects of that CBD. These oils are a popular solution for preventing or treating a variety 0f health conditions.

Is CBD Oil Legal?

Yes, this oil is legal. The biggest reason that points to this is that this doesn’t get you high. The oil contains no THC what so ever meaning that the psychoactive property often found in cannabis is not there.

What Is CBD Bad For?

While CBD has many positive effects on the body, there may be situations when it’s not appropriate. Anyone who is being treated for a mental or physical health condition should discuss the use of CBD with their doctor. This is especially true if you’ve been prescribed other medication.

Many times, taking CBD won’t counteract the effects of the other medications. But it’s important for your overall care that your healthcare provider know about any supplements or natural remedies you decide to take. Sometimes adjusting the dose can maximize the benefit given your whole health picture.

What Is CBD compared to Marijuana?

By botanical standards, both of marijuana and hemp are cannabis. In common terms, marijuana is the named used often for cannabis strains with THC. Strains without the THC are informally classified as hemp which is where CBD comes from.

What is CBD oil made from? Hemp, sometimes called industrial hemp. While marijuana also contains some cannabidiol, using hemp prevents the inadvertent inclusion of THC. It’s also easier to manage the quality and quantity of CBD in the oil it’s made from hemp. This is why CBD oil is also known as hemp oil. cannabidiol oil is usually made using the whole plant.

How Is CBD Oil Made?

The two most common ways to make cannabidiol oil are alcohol extraction and CO2 extraction. Alcohol extraction involves soaking the hemp plant in a solvent such as ethanol. The solvent sucks out the cannabidiol and other cannabinoids from the plant. The alcohol solution is then heated, which causes evaporation to occur. The heat won’t damage the cannabinoids. So, the residue after evaporation is an oil rich in cannabinoids afterward.

The CO2 method involves forcing carbon dioxide through the hemp plant. This action is done through temperature and pressure changes within chambers of specialized equipment as you can see from the image above. The CO2 causes the cannabinoids to separated from the plant and allow collection in the various chambers of the equipment. Both methods can produce high quality oil. But some people believe the CO2 method can improve purity because of the way different cannabinoids are capture in separate chambers. That, in turn, makes it easier to control the ratio of CBD to other cannabinoids.

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BREAKING NEWS Medicinal cannabis products to be legalised

Billy Caldwell and Alfie Dingley both have a severe form of epilepsy

Specialist doctors in the UK will be able to legally prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products by autumn, the home secretary has announced.

Those that meet safety and quality standards are to be made legal for patients with an “exceptional clinical need”, Sajid Javid said.

It follows high-profile cases involving children with severe epilepsy being denied access to cannabis oil.

Others forms of cannabis will remain illegal.

‘Exceptional circumstances’

Mr Javid’s decision was made after the chief medical officer for England, Prof Dame Sally Davies, and the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs said patients with certain medical conditions should be given access to the treatments.

Their advice was part of a review into medicinal cannabis launched by the home secretary following an outcry over Billy Caldwell and Alfie Dingley being denied access to cannabis oil.

The parents of the boys, who have rare forms of epilepsy, say it controls their seizures.

Charlotte and Billy Caldwell

The Home Office recently granted them licences to access the treatments.

Mr Javid said: “Recent cases involving sick children made it clear to me that our position on cannabis-related medicinal products was not satisfactory.

“That is why we launched a review and set up an expert panel to advise on licence applications in exceptional circumstances.

“This will help patients with an exceptional clinical need but is in no way a first step to the legalisation of cannabis for recreational use.”

‘Birthday present’

Billy Caldwell’s mother, Charlotte, said Mr Javid’s announcement had been made on her son’s 13th birthday.

“For the first time in months I’m almost lost for words, other than ‘thank you Sajid Javid’,” she said.

“Never has Billy received a better birthday present, and never from somebody so unexpected…

“But, crucially, my little boy Billy can now live a normal life with his mummy because of the simple ability to now administer a couple of drops a day of a long-maligned but entirely effective natural medication.”

Cannabis is classed as a Schedule 1 drug, meaning it is judged to have no therapeutic value but can be used for the purposes of research with a Home Office licence.

The decision by the Home Office will put certain cannabis-derived products into Schedule 2 – those that have a potential medical use – and will place them in the same category as cocaine and heroin, among other drugs.

The Department for Health and Social Care and the Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) will now develop a clear definition of what constitutes a cannabis-derived medicinal product so they can be rescheduled and prescribed, the Home Office said.

In the meantime, clinicians will still be able to apply to an independent expert panel on behalf of patients wishing to access these products.

The home secretary said licence fees for applications made to the panel will be waived, and those already granted will not be charged.

‘Safer medicines’

The home secretary’s decision was welcomed by campaigners and health experts.

The Royal College of Nursing said the decision was “very welcome”.

Dr Tom Freeman, senior academic fellow at King’s College London, said Mr Javid’s decision would have a “substantial impact on research by facilitating the development of safer and more effective medicines”.

Former justice minister Sir Mike Penning, who was among those appealing for Alfie Dingley to be given a special licence for medicinal cannabis, welcomed the announcement but said there were still unanswered questions about which treatments would be rescheduled.

“Any move to restrict medical cannabis in the UK to a very narrow range of derived products, each requiring full pharmaceutical trials, thereby blocking out the many products available overseas, will lead to great disappointment and be a missed opportunity.”