It will not get you high, because it does not contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the chemical in cannabis that makes you high.
Health stores sell certain types of “pure CBD”. However, there’s no guarantee these products will be of good quality.
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They tend to only contain very small amounts of CBD, so it’s not clear what effect they would have.
If you experience any side effects from medical cannabis, report these to your medical team. You can also report them through the Yellow Card Scheme.
CBD is a chemical substance found in cannabis that has medical benefits.
According to Cassandra Hunt from Fresh Leaf Analytics, the TGA could also be trying to move CBD users away from the black market.
The TGA told Hack the decision to make low-dose CBD oil available over the counter wasn’t based on how well it works, just that it isn’t harmful.
She says this will make life much easier for people who want to use this drug.
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"It’s the biggest milestone since legalisation in 2016 and it’s going to dramatically change access for patients in Australia."
She also says that for the first time, as the cost of medical cannabis production comes down, legal products are reaching price parity with the illegal market.
She says it’s not clear what info the TGA wants, but if it’s expecting companies to run clinical trials then it could be a five-year wait for products.
In a statement to Hack, the AMA said it isn’t confident pharmacists have the education to properly advise patients, and that side effects could go unchecked.
From drinking CBD infused cocktails to buying cannabis treats for your dog – what was once seen as a controversial substance has become a well-established part of popular health culture – but is it worth the hype?
The brand has one of the most extensive ranges of CBD oils that span from the lower, beginner concentrations to options for the seasoned CBD-er. There’s high strength, super strength, turmeric-infused, one with optimal absorption, a cannabis-free iteration and an oil designed specifically for night-time.
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They grow their own organic hemp across Europe, using CO2 extraction with low pressure and heat to ensure their oils contain all the benefits of a full spectrum product.
Trial and error is a necessary part of the process to find a product that works for you, because what works for one person won’t necessarily have the same effect on others.
The real challenge is to find a CBD oil that is as pure and potent as possible. It’s worth spending more money on a strong CBD product that you’ll only need a few drops of each day, than going for something cheap that is likely to be low quality and ineffective.