7. Has the agency received any adverse event reports associated with cannabis use for medical conditions?
24. I’ve seen cannabis products being marketed for pets. Are they safe?
A. The FDA has sent warning letters in the past to companies illegally selling CBD products that claimed to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure serious diseases, such as cancer. Some of these products were in further violation of the FD&C Act because they were marketed as dietary supplements or because they involved the addition of CBD to food.
Signs that your pet may be suffering adverse effects from ingesting cannabis may include lethargy, depression, heavy drooling, vomiting, agitation, tremors, and convulsions.
19. Can patients gain access to cannabis or cannabis-derived products for medical use through Right to Try?
Some people may have sexual performance anxiety, which may prevent them from having satisfactory sex.
The human body has receptors that are part of a complex cell signaling system called the endocannabinoid system . Experts believe that cannabinoids can indirectly activate these receptors, helping the body to respond in various ways, including anticonvulsant, antianxiety, and anti-inflammatory.
A 2017 study suggests that cannabis may activate the part of the brain that controls arousal. For this reason, cannabis may be helpful for people with low sex drive. Conversely, a 2015 review reports that excessive use of cannabis may lower sex drive in males.
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Read on to learn more about whether certain cannabis strains are best for sex, their benefits, side effects, and how to use them.
A 2014 review found that the Cannabis sativa plant may improve ejaculatory and sexual performance. However, more research is necessary to understand how the plant works.
Therefore, CBD may be beneficial for reducing any anxiety related to sexual activities.
There is very limited human research investigating different cannabis strains and their effect on sex. Therefore, no evidence indicates that certain strains are better for sex. However, people may anecdotally suggest certain strains are better for certain situations.
While the evidence is certainly not conclusive surrounding CBD oil, a quick internet search will lead you to numerous testimonial accounts alleging that the oil has helped with anxiety, acne and even menstrual pain, leading to brands such as Ohne releasing period pain easing CBD oil. The anecdotes may be subjective, but the internet is flooded with them, from glowing Amazon reviews to ‘CBD Oil Success Stories’ Facebook groups counting hundreds of thousands of members. More scientific engagement is crucial, but going by the rate of legalisation across the globe, it seems CBD may soon be the future of sustainable, natural health.
It is perhaps no surprise that this alleged “wonder drug” originates from hemp, as the plant has been used by humans for centuries, for numerous different functions. It is used in many commercial and industrial products including rope, textiles, clothing and shoes. Hemp oil is also used in food and beauty products, hailing from the seeds of the plant. CBD oil is extracted from the stalk, stems, leaves and flowers.
Andres Tomlin, European senior technology manager at CBD brand Elixinol, tells Euronews Living that where CBD comes from is hard to prove, as it is not yet properly regulated. This means that consumers are often being sold “unpure, low quality, unorganic CBD”, the equivalent to “buying orange juice from concentrate, as opposed to freshly squeezed orange juice.”
How sustainable is cultivating CBD?
Perhaps the most unanimously agreed upon fact about CBD is that is extremely sustainable to grow. Growing hemp can be hugely beneficial to farmers as it takes up relatively little space and cultivates prolifically with little water.
In short, no. The Cannabis family is better known for the marijuana plant, but it’s a mere cousin of hemp. The marijuana plant is manipulated most commonly for its ingredient THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which has psychoactive properties. The CBD ingredient however, deriving from hemp, does not cause a ‘high’ in the same way. According to the World Health Organisation, “CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential” in humans and there is “no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”
According to one report carried out in Australia, industrial hemp is considered as a crop that can “contribute significantly” to the government’s aim to “reduce global atmospheric Carbon Dioxide.”
Tom concluded that much of CBD’s popularity comes from “its potential to give people balance in their lives.” He added that Grass & Co. would describe their range as “supplements to support a healthy and active lifestyle.”