FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
For many years now people have sworn by the medical properties of the Cannabis plant. The perception of the plant is beginning to change enormously but there is still a lot of confusion over the various strains and their legality. Over the next few pages we will try and unravel the confusion for you so that you can make an informed decision on whether CBD has a place in your pharmacy.
The Cannabis plant is made up of a diverse range of chemical compounds called Cannabinoids, there are around 113 that are found within the plant. One of those compounds is called CBD or to use it’s technical term, Cannabidiol. CBD is not a controlled drug and will not show up in any THC specific urine and roadside tests at recommended dosages.
The reason that the plant has been illegal in the UK is that there is another compound called THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol. This is the element that gives you the psychoactive ‘high’ and is the sole element in the Cannabis plant that is illegal.
Under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 section 2(1)(c), our products may contain up to one milligram of THC. Given the accuracy and efficiency of our supercritical C02 extraction methods, all of our products contain no more than an extremely small amount of THC; well below this limit. As such, all of our products conform to relevant domestic legislation and have no psychoactive side-effects.
Even the World Health Organisation state ‘In humans, CBD exhibit no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential. To date, there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any public health related problems associated with the us of pure CBD.’ (source: Expert Committee on Drug Dependence Thirty-ninth Meeting, Geneva 6-10th November 2017)
Both oils come from the Cannabis plant however, Hemp Oil is made from the seed of the plant which has very little CBD content. CBD Oil is made from the flowers, leaves and stalks of the plant.
There has been a lot claimed about the medical benefits of Cannabis and CBD but to date there have been no long-term Clinical Trials. A simple internet search will show hundreds of well-being stories and peer reviewed scientific studies linked to various ailments.