WHO Report Finds No Public Health Risks Or Abuse Potential For CBD

CBD has made another stride in becoming an everyday household item in America. Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report stated they found no adverse health outcomes but rather several medical applications for cannabidiol, a.k.a, CBD.

According to a preliminary WHO report published last month, naturally occurring CBD is safe and well tolerated in humans (and animals), and is not associated with any negative public health effects. It was a wonderfully done study and we were happy to read their conclusions in support of CBD. Here is an excerpt taken from “Summary” section the PDF the WHO published:

  • Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the naturally occurring cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. It is a 21-carbon terpenophenolic compound which is formed following decarboxylation from a cannabidiolic acid precursor, although it can also be produced synthetically.  CBD can be converted to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) under experimental conditions; however, this does not appear to occur to any significant effect in patients undergoing CBD treatment.
  • In experimental models of abuse liability, CBD appears to have little effect on conditioned place preference or intracranial self-stimulation. In an animal drug discrimination model CBD failed to substitute for THC. In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential.
  • CBD has been demonstrated as an effective treatment of epilepsy in several clinical trials, with one pure CBD product (Epidiolex®) currently in Phase III trials. There is also preliminary evidence that CBD may be a useful treatment for a number of other medical conditions. There is unsanctioned medical use of CBD based products with oils, supplements, gums, and high concentration extracts available online for the treatment of many ailments. CBD is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile.
  • To date, there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any publish health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.


Another Big Win For CBD

With the release of the report, which can be read here, million of people are one step close to getting the relief they deserve.


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