A bunch of headlines seem to be excited to announce the World Health Organization (WHO) has found CBD is safe and not addictive.

Who is surprised by this? I’m not quite sure.

“In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential,” writes WHO. “CBD has been demonstrated as an effective treatment of epilepsy in several clinical trials… There is also preliminary evidence that CBD may be a useful treatment for a number of other medical conditions.”

WHO is now arguing that CBD shouldn’t be scheduled as marijuana is generally. “Saying it should not be scheduled for international control means that it should not be prohibited, at the international level, to produce and supply it for specific purposes, such as medical treatment and research, given that WHO has not so far seen evidence of potential for abuse or harm from cannabidiol,” a spokesperson wrote to Newsweek. “As to what is legal or illegal, that comes under national law, so it is up to countries to decide.”

Anyone who’s knowledgable about medical cannabis shouldn’t be surprised by this finding. People across the nation are using CBD to treat a number of ailments, especially epilepsy, and it has not been found anyone is addicted to it or dealing with serious side affects from using it. CBD isn’t even psychoactive, so no one’s getting high off it.

CBD is said to be useful for treating epilepsy, pain, anxiety, nausea and more. It’s even said to help stop tumors from growing, which could help someone beat cancer. It’s truly a substance of many uses.

WHO will look into CBD further in May and release more opinions on it. In America, CBD remains illegal, despite evidence it doesn’t fit the profile of a Schedule I substance. It seems unlikely, but perhaps WHO’s report will help change that.

Source: The 420 Times
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