UK Approves Marijuana Medicine

by Admin on October 12, 2016

Whole plant not recognized as medically useful650px-kolkata-kutThe bud of a Cannabis sativa flower coated with trichomes bearing cannabidiol and other cannabinoids by Psychonaught

UK has now made it possible for marijuana to be used medically, not as a whole plant but as an extract reports Huffington Post.

Cannabidiol(CBD) is a chemical compound that is found in marijuana. It is a non-psychoactive drug, which means that patients administered with the drug will not undergo the high sensation people get while under the influence of weed.

According to Huffington Post, the chemical has been found useful in the treatment of a wide range of diseases such as some forms of cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, multiple sclerosis and post traumatic stress disorder.

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In its report, the government’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said that CBD satisfied the definition of a “medical product” and has the capability of “restoring, correcting or modifying physiological functions,” when administered to human beings.

Marijuana is a class B drug and is not legal in the UK as a whole plant. The government shut down a parliamentary petition to legalize use and sale of cannabis last year stating that “The latest evidence from the independent Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs is that the use of cannabis is a significant public health issue”

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