There’s so much buzz around cannabis-derived oil – but what’s the evidence behind the hype? NH investigates
CBD oil has made a huge splash in the health world of late. Sales of Holland and Barrett’s product doubled in 12 months from 125,000 to 250,000 when it became the first high street retailer to stock it. Oxford University is carrying out a £10 million research programme into medical use of marijuana. And it seems not a day goes by without one newspaper or another carrying a story about someone claiming to have ‘cured’ cancer with ‘cannabis oil’. So, what’s the story?
CBD oil is sometimes incorrectly referred to as cannabis oil, which is in fact illegal in the UK. Cannabis oil comes from the marijuana plant and contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the chemical that gets you high. Hemp is bred without THC, and is rich in cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive component of cannabis. It’s this oil which has been licensed for medicinal use in the UK. A FDA advisory panel in the US has also just recommended a CBD oil-based epilepsy medication be licensed. If it does, it will be the first cannabis-derived prescription medicine in the US.
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