Legal cannabis oil sold in British health shops can get users high and make it dangerous to drive, study shows

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Daily mail at it again 

The comments give hope though

 

  • Cannabis oil sold as a health product in Britain can get users ‘high’, study finds 
  • Researchers found driving under the influence of CBD cannabis ‘may be harmful’
  • The products have soared in popularity amid claims they help combat ailments

The legal version of cannabis sold as a health product in the UK can get users ‘high’ and even make it dangerous to drive, a study has found.

Cannabis oils and capsules said to help reduce anxiety and pain are on sale in high street stores including Holland & Barrett and are used by more than 250,000 Britons.

They are sold legally because they contain no more than 0.2 per cent of the mind-altering substance tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is found in the illegal version of the drug.

But now scientists have found that the active ingredient in these products, cannabidiol (CBD), is also psychoactive. In the study, subjects used a vape to inhale different strains of cannabis.

Those using the version containing CBD but not illegal THC reported levels of intoxication three times that of those who used only a placebo. In addition, experts said subjects felt detached from reality.

Scientists from Wollongong University in Australia concluded that driving under the influence of CBD cannabis ‘may be harmful’.

The finding comes amid calls for the form of cannabis containing THC to also be legalised for medicinal and recreational purposes.

Last night, Tory MP Craig Mackinlay, chairman of an All- Party Parliamentary Group investigating the effects of cannabis on the brain, said: ‘This is a startling revelation. For many years we have been told that THC was the key cause of cognitive issues stemming from cannabis, and that CBD held the “holy grail” of benefits.

‘These studies show that it is far more complex than simply isolating a few inherent compounds.

Cannabis in its raw form contains more than 400 chemicals, so how long will it be until the next cure-all is miraculously discovered by pro-legalisers, only to be put down by science once again?

‘It is high time for there to be a full scientific investigation into the harmful effects of cannabis and its chemical compounds to put this misinformation to rest once and for all.’

Almost £6 million of CBD health supplements were sold last year. The products cost up to £60 and have soared in popularity amid claims that they help combat anxiety, insomnia and muscle and joint pain.

There is also an emerging market of recreational CBD cannabis. Globally, CBD cannabis is expected to be worth almost £2 billion by next year, with dozens of companies poised to invest in the burgeoning industry. 

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Patrick Wilson

1 month ago

Daily mail at it again,
This is such a tool of the conservative party,
two weeks ago the proper gander was,
CBD to be regulated as a novel food ,
totally false news that directly benefits Philip May
Last week a 20 page damage Jeremy Corbin campaign benefiting Teresa May,
Today CBD with 0.2% THC being dangerous ie if its not a medicine
Benefiting Philip May
big company’s like G W Parma owned by Philip May want the lot,the charge for the medical products will be 20 time more expensive,be less accessible as in places its available and price,
This is natural and its benefiting millions of people around the world in its natural form
This paper and its bank rollers are the most damaging thing to democracy
lets not have another 70 years of propper gander and this fantastic natural product we can all access being demonized for profit.

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