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- Even the #WorldHealthOrganization
is now saying that there aren’t any health risks associated with #medicalmarijuana.
According to the organization, #CBD
– the relaxant in #cannabis
used for medical #marijuana
– poses no health risks.
After months and years of speculation regarding the side effects of using #cannabidiol
(CBD), the WHO declared that the component is a conducive treatment for epilepsy and palliative care and it is neither dangerous nor addictive. However, the WHO is scheduled to undergo a more expansive review of cannabis in 2018.
The report, published Wednesday, reads:
There is increased interest from Member States in the use of cannabis for medical indications including for palliative care.
Responding to that interest and increase in use, WHO has in recent years gathered more robust scientific evidence on therapeutic use and side effects of cannabis and cannabis components.
Recent evidence from animal and human studies shows that its use could have some therapeutic value for #seizures
due to #epilepsy
and related conditions.
Raul Elizalde, the Mexican father who spearheaded the fight with the #Mexican
government to legalize medical marijuana so his daughter Grace could help treat the hundreds of seizures she suffered every day, was overjoyed at the news. “I’m ecstatic that these international health leaders agree that CBD is a substance that should not be scheduled and has therapeutic value for a variety of medical conditions,” said Elizalde to Mail Online.
And it’s important to keep in mind, according to Leafly, there is a distinct difference between CBD and #THC.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of many cannabinoid molecules produced by Cannabis, second only to THC in abundance. These plant-derived cannabinoids, or #phytocannabinoids
(phyto = plant in Greek), are characterized by their ability to act on the cannabinoid receptors that are part of our endocannabinoid system.