CBD & The World Health Organization

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Do you use CBD products for your pets? Some people get skeptical when they hear the term CBD, especially when they realize it's a cannabis compound. However, this stigma stems from an old mentality that cannabis is a "bad" drug and makes you "lazy and dumb." So, what is the reasonable stance on CBD? The World Health Organization can be a place to start.

World Health Organization 

On December 14th, 2017, the World Health Organization Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) concluded that "in it's pure state, cannabidiol does not appear have abuse potential, or cause harm." However, until there is more groundbreaking research on CBD, they still cannot recommend CBD for medical use. A fuller review of extracts or preparations containing almost exclusively CBD will take place in June 2018, when the WHO expert committee will undertake a comprehensive review of cannabis and cannabis related substances. The WHO does however admit that "initial evidence from animal and human studies (i.e. a controlled study in the New England Journal of Medicine and other reported individual cases) shows that its use could have some therapeutic value for seizures due to epilepsy and related conditions." 

This is important, because the WHO is an international organization, and their input on CBD will have an adverse affect on the treatment of CBD in drug scheduling across the globe. The hemp industry is currently expected to increase by 700% by 2020. With this growth, we should expect an equal growth in research and development into the adverse potential benefits of hemp CBD. With this growth in R&D, it is only a matter of time before we as humans can finally get a firm grasp on the mechanics of what seems to be a drug too good to be true. I mean, it doesn't get you high, it has an ever-growing list of health benefits, and there are no side effects. In a near future, we can expect to see hemp CBD products in stores as common as seeing Tylenol products. 

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