World Health Organization (WHO) declares CBD safe

World Health Organization (WHO) declares CBD safe

World Health Organization (WHO) report finds no public health risks or abuse potential for CBD

A World Health Organization (WHO) report has discovered no adverse health results but instead a few medicinal applications for cannabidiol (CBD), despite U.S. government policy on this cannabinoid substance.

According to the WHO report* (1) CBD is safe and well tolerated by humans and animals and it isn’t related to any negative health effects. Expert stated that the non-psychoactive chemical found in cannabis (CBD) does not induce physical dependence and is "not associated with abuse potential." The WHO research team also wrote that, unlike THC, people aren't getting high because of CBD.

The WHO report also sustains that “To date, there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”

The application of CBD according to WHO

In the WHO report is wrote that CBD has "been demonstrated as an effective treatment for epilepsy" in adults, children, and even animals and that there's also "preliminary evidence" that CBD can help in treating Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, psychosis, Parkinson's disease, and other serious conditions.

CBD as a medicinal product

Because of the studies that were made in recent years, the report mentioned also that "Several countries have modified their national controls to accommodate CBD as a medicinal product." 

Unfortunately, the U.S., as the report noted, isn't one of them. As a cannabis segment, CBD stays named a Schedule I controlled substance, which means it has a "high potential for abuse" in the federal government's view. Nevertheless, the "unsanctioned medical use" of CBD is genuinely normal as specialists found.

For some CBD clients in the U.S., the substance's mostly unsanctioned and illegal state creates issues, particularly as a wave of on the online (mostly hemp) and locally acquired CBD oils and extracts have enabled patients to take the treatment procedure - and the risks associated with purchasing unregulated pharmaceutical - into their own hands and homes. While CBD itself is safe and observed to be useful for some clients, industry specialists have cautioned that not all cannabis extracts are made equally, purely, or with similar techniques for extraction.

In September, NORML (cannabis reform non-profit) submitted written testimony to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) contradicting the establishment of international restrictions on access to CBD. The FDA, which has repeatedly declined to update its position on cannabis products despite an extensive and regularly developing assortment of proof regarding the subject, is one of the various organizations that will advise the WHO in its final review of CBD and maybe, this time the FDA will listen and learn something.

(1) http://www.who.int/medicines/access/controlled-substances/5.2_CBD.pdf

* The report was presented by the WHO's Expert Committee on Drug Dependence, and drafted under the responsibility of the WHO Secretariat, Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products, Teams of Innovation, Access and Use and Policy, Governance, and Knowledge.

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Does CBD have any side effects?

Does CBD have any side effects?

Cannabidiol oil is widely recognized for its numerous medicinal benefits. Its beneficial properties are making it extremely famous. It has been legalized in the 29 states of the America and many other parts of the world. CBD is extracted from the plant of cannabis or marijuana. It is medicinal weed so, it does not make you high. It only has a very few amounts of TCH (chemical responsible for an elevated sensation).

CBD is being used in the world as a remedy for several problems. It has the anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antipsychotic, and anxiolytic properties. It can help relieve pain, reduce anxiety, cure burns, cure acne, and fight many other kinds of diseases. People use it on daily basis for its medicinal benefits.

The medicinal CBD does come with some side effects. The regular high dosage of CBD products can cause the following side effects in your body.

    • Drowsiness

      CBD oil works differently for different people. It has different reactions in people. Some people have reported that after using the CBD oil, they felt more active. Their energy levels increased and they felt more energized. It proved as a wake inducing element for them. However, for many other people it was totally different. CBD oil produced opposite reactions for them. They felt drowsy after taking CBD oil. People who took a high dosage of CBD oil felt tired and sleepy afterwards. If you feel the same side effects of CBD oil, it is recommended that you do not drive or operate machinery afterwards. This is important to ensure the safety of you and those around you.

      • Small drop in blood pressure

        According to recent studies, a dose of CBD oil can cause a small drop in blood pressure. It can happen especially to those taking a higher dosage of CBD oil on regular basis. People, who are already suffering from low blood pressure and are taking medications for it on regular basis, should seek advice before using CBD oil. It is recommended that they should consult with their doctor first before taking CBD oil or any other CBD based product.

        • Dry mouth

          One side effect of using CBD is an unpleasant dryness in the mouth. It causes discomfort to the person. This happens because the endocannabinoid system (ECS) involves in the inhibition of saliva of saliva secretion. A research from 2006 showed that submandibular glands (responsible for making saliva) contain cannabinoid receptors. When these receptors are activated, they oppose the salivary production in the mouth. This is how the dryness in the mouth is caused.

          Fortunately, dryness of mouth is not a very big problem. It can be treated immediately. The best remedy for dry mouth is intake of hydrating fluids. You can drink plenty of water or other hydrating fluids to cure a dry mouth.

        • Diarrhea

          Several people have reported that they had diarrhea after using CBD. This is most common amongst sensitive people. This is because oil contains ingredients that can affect the digestive system. A sudden high dosage of CBD can cause diarrhea to people with sensitive digestive sensitive.

        • Nausea

          This side effect has only been reported by a few people. Intake of CBD oil on empty stomach can make you nauseous. However, it wont last long. The nauseous feeling will fade away in almost an hour. It is not a very serious problem. Only waiting for some time will cure this side effect.

        • Vomiting

          Another side effect of CBD is vomiting. Many people have reported that after the use of CBD oil, they felt the urge of vomiting. This is mainly because CBD can cause certain changes in the digestive system. Using a high concentration of CBD can cause your digestive system to mess up. It can result in vomiting.

        • Anxiety and depression

          It is one of the side effects of using CBD. It can cause anxiety and depression in a person. Many people have reported that a very high dosage of CBD made their anxiety even worse instead of curing it. They also reported that it made them feel more depressed and sad.

        • Psychosis

          Psychosis is an intense medical disorder. It is a state in which a person stops living in the reality and starts to believe in things that are not real. The person becomes delusional. A person has strange beliefs in Psychosis. He might also start hallucinating.

          People who took heavy dosage of CBD came near to this mental disorder. They showed symptoms of potential psychosis.

        • Dizziness

          Dizziness is a strange sensation of faintness and drowsiness. During this state, a person feels unsteady while roaming around. His balance becomes shaky and he feels woozy.

          Some people feel dizzy when they use CBD. People who ingest high dosage of CBD also feel dizzy right after the consumption. It is a short-lived side effect. It can only stay for a few moments and then you will be back to normal.

        • Increased tremor in people with parkinson

          There is a good chance that if Parkinson’s patients use CBD oil in high amounts, it would cause an increase in the tremor. It will worsen their muscle movements. This condition can be reduced by However, it might not affect all the patients of Parkinson. It is still recommended that Parkinson’s patients should consult with their doctors before using CBD.

        • Lightheadedness

          It is one of the temporary side effects of using CBD. It is actually related to the decrease in blood pressure. Due to the low blood pressure, one can feel headaches and a sensation of faintness. It is not a very serious problem and can be cured with a strong caffeinated drink. Something like a cup of tea or coffee can easily bring your body back to normal.

        These were some of the side effects that were reported by several people. The research on CBD is still on-going. Researchers and scientists are discovering new things about it every day. However, it has been proved that CBD is completely safe for humans if used in the required amount. It is also extremely beneficial.

        References

        https://www.marijuanabreak.com/cbd-side-effects
        https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/cbd-oil-benefits#section8
        https://elixinol.com/blog/known-and-potential-side-effects-of-cannabidiol-cbd/

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