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According to the NHS, doctors can now prescribe medicinal cannabis for rare and severe forms of epilepsy if no previous treatment has been successful. This is supported by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) who have approved the use of Epidiolex (which contains CBD) to treat epilepsy.

The hemp plant contains over a hundred compounds that can be isolated and extracted from the plant to produce hemp-derived products, such as CBD oil, which is classified as a food supplement. CBD product requirements also include the absence of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), or its presence in extremely low levels, allowing CBD to remain non-intoxicating and is deemed non-addictive with no danger to lead to dependency in users. In fact, with a statutory limit of 0.2% THC in CBD products, you would have to consume around 6 to 9 litres of CBD oil to experience even the mildest of narcotic effects!

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In essence, there are three categories of CBD oils which differentiate themselves depending on the compounds chosen for extraction from the hemp plant, these are;

If you’re new to the world of CBD and are thrilled to learn more about what kinds of benefits you might experience, you’re probably curious to know the legality of this hemp-derived product. Whilst legal to be bought and sold in the UK and most of Europe, CBD oil and other related products must meet certain standards and requirements.

A 2017 study unearthed some of the hidden truths of low-quality CBD oils, finding some commercial brands of food-grade hemp seeds to contain THC concentrations that were up to 1,250% higher than the legal limit. Hemp seed oil naturally contains no THC, which demonstrates the risk of contamination that is possible in low-quality manufactured hemp-derived goods and highlights the need to purchase CBD from trusted sources.

There are many varietals of the Cannabis sativa plant, all of which contain different amounts of THC (the psychoactive component), CBD (a nonpsychoactive component), and other components. Cannabis sativa varietals that have more than 0.3% THC are commonly referred to as marijuana. Hemp is any varietal of Cannabis sativa that contains less than 0.3% THC, and it will not get you high.

As cannabis and hemp become more extensively researched and widely available, we are starting to realize the true therapeutic power of these plants and their derivatives.* But they still generate a lot of confusion. Today, we’re clearing up the murkiness surrounding cannabis products, their differences, and the legality of taking them so we can focus on all the benefits of hemp oil extract as well as the ins and outs of buying and consuming it.*

An introduction to hemp and how it differs from marijuana and CBD.

For a long time, researchers were only concerned with studying THC, the psychoactive component that is concentrated in marijuana. However, within the past decade, they have become increasingly interested in the therapeutic benefits of the other compounds found in both varieties, especially cannabidiol (CBD).* It’s important to know that although THC and CBD are the most studied components of cannabis, there are many more chemical compounds found within the plant, such as the phytocannabinoids cannabigerol (CBG), cannabichromene (CBC), cannabinol (CBN), and tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), as well as terpenes and flavonoids.

Researchers have discovered that whole-plant hemp extracts that contain these other compounds are more beneficial than isolated extracts of just CBD or THC, due to a phenomenon called “the entourage effect.”*

Part of this response could be explained by the way that CBD acts in the brain. In low doses, CBD may act as an agonist to several receptor sites, meaning it acts similarly to surrounding molecules that normally bind to the receptor, enhancing the signalling of those receptor sites. At higher doses, however, too much activity at the receptor site can lead to an opposite effect, negating the beneficial effects of CBD.

CBD oil may reduce the risk of heart disease by alleviating hypertension (high blood pressure) in certain people, suggests a 2017 study in JCI Insight.  

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There is some evidence that CBD interacts with seizure medications such as Onfi (clobazam) and boosts their concentration in the blood. Further research is needed.

Potential drug-drug interactions with CBD include:

CBD oil may also increase liver enzymes (a marker of liver inflammation). People with liver disease should use CBD oil with caution, ideally under the care of a doctor who can regularly check blood liver enzyme levels.