CBD oil as a homeopathic remedy has mixed reputation around the world. Widely known and acknowledged for its effective treatment of several diseases, homeopathy has found successful ways to incorporate CBD into medications.
With more studies, media coverage, and personal accounts being publicized about its effects, CBD is being talked about across the world. However, it isn’t just the effectiveness of the oil that has people talking. Its association with the infamous cannabis plant has made CBD a topic of discussion and debate among several sections. Should that be a cause of concern though, or is it a case of much ado about nothing? What is it about this wonder drug that makes it a hit among people, and why the brouhaha around its sale?
Let’s dive deeper and see what CBD oil is, what are its benefits and how to get it, before trying to understand the controversies around it.
What is CBD Oil?
CBD oil is made using Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound found in the cannabis plant. As opposed to popular belief, cannabis doesn’t necessarily imply marijuana. Cannabis is simply a family of plants containing several species of plants, including Marijuana and Hemp.
While Marijuana contains high levels of THC, Hemp contains an extremely low concentration of THC, and much higher concentration of CBD. Hemp-made CBD used for medicinal purposes does not contain compounds that make you high. Unlike the compound Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is non-psychoactive and completely safe to use.
How Does Homeopathy Use CBD Oil?
Homeopathy relies on natural ingredients to treat the body. CBD oil is often used as a homeopathic treatment for several diseases. Many don’t know that the human body has an endocannabinoid system that interacts with cannabinoids to aid in healing, regulatory and regenerative processes.
CBD medication encourages the receptors of your endocannabinoid system be more active and ease their functions when consumed regularly. It is this property of the human body and CBD oil, that homeopathy makes use of, to treat several issues.
Medication may take the form of oils, capsules, essential oils, vaporizers, patches, drinks and more, depending on the nature of the issue. CBD Oil as medication is used to treat several diseases such as Chronic Pain, Seizures, Anxiety, Inflammation, Cancer, OCD, Type 1 Diabetes, Skin Problems, Sleep Disorders, Migraine, Depression and many others.
What are the Controversies Surrounding CBD Oil?
Despite the clear standing on it not being a psychoactive drug capable of making its users high, CBD oil continues to be embroiled in controversy. Several sections of the scientific community still reserve scepticism against the use of CBD. Many government bodies have banned the use of CBD, including the Army. CBD imports are often seized by the Customs.
Although the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared CBD oil to be non-toxic and non-addictive, its use and sale in the US still faces several hurdles. The US Food and Drug Administration’s stand on the product further aggravates this confusion.
In several countries where Cannabis is legal, manufacture and sale of CBD is far less controversial and convenient. Some countries like Switzerland, that do not legalise Cannabis, have relaxed rules for CBD and have seen the positive effect it has had on the population’s health too.
What’s Next for the CBD Oil Industry?
Why CBD everywhere? Owing to the increased interest in CBD oil among consumers, The FDA will hold a public hearing in May 2019 to take their opinion on the product, the experiences, benefits and risks they faced with its use. A high level internal agency will also be set up in the future, to ensure lawful marketing of products containing CBD.
The confusions around CBD, and its legal standing makes CBD oil manufacturers prone to challenges with regards to manufacturing, marketing and sale of CBD products. However, going by its increasing popularity among consumers, CBD Oil looks like it is here to stay.
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