Generally, the more THC the product contains, the greater these risks are.
Many people having chemotherapy will have periods where they feel sick or vomit.
Currently, it is only likely to be prescribed for the following conditions:
Is medical cannabis safe?
Health stores sell certain types of “pure CBD”. However, there’s no guarantee these products will be of good quality.
The risks of using cannabis products containing THC (the chemical that gets you high) are not currently clear. That’s why clinical trials are needed before they can be used.
You cannot get cannabis-based medicine from a GP – it can only be prescribed by a specialist hospital doctor.
CBD can also affect how your liver works, so doctors would need to monitor you regularly.
Hemp oils contain large amounts of antioxidants and healthy omega 3-6 fatty acids. It is great for cooking, hair, skin, beauty and minor pain and stress relief.
Like the cannabis plant in general, CBD is becoming progressively more mainstream. You can now find it at most local head shops, holistic health stores and specialty shops.
Other Hemp Medicinal Products
Hemp extract and CBD oils are mostly used for medicinal properties and powerful benefits.
The bill advocates for farming freedom when it comes to the hemp plant and received widespread support on both sides of the aisle, with particularly strong support from unlikely conservative advocates.
Hemp oil for anxiety is a particularly useful application as it fills a gap that THC is typically unable to meet. Many users report anxiety as a side effect of marijuana use, but CBD is able to effectively treat and reduce it.
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Children: There isn’t enough information to know whether hemp can be safely used by children. Hemp seed oil has caused rare cases of sleepiness and blood shot eyes in children.