Use our interactive to filter & explore different medical conditions or the particular effects of CBD oil, the other major ingredient of cannabis after THC.
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When evaluating media reports on medical marijuana, it’s helpful to understand the different kinds of studies.
The vast majority of cannabinoids, listed as controlled substances under the Misuse of Drugs Act, are illegal.
With the change of law in November 2018, specialist clinicians are allowed to prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products for some patients with multiple sclerosis or epilepsy. However, cannabis-derived products including CBD oils available to buy over the internet are unlikely to meet the required standards, making them illegal and potentially dangerous.
How does CBD work?
Published: 30th July, 2019 at 20:00
There is some belief that CBD is a natural painkiller. It’s also thought to have anti-inflammatory properties, and so it may help as a treatment for inflammatory diseases like Crohn’s disease. Indeed, some small studies in mice have supported this claim by showing that CBD significantly reduced chronic inflammation and pain. This has led hope that it may one day help chronic pain, but we won’t know until human tests are complete.