According to the World Health Organization report, the following was noted that Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the naturally occurring cannabinoids found in Hemp and Marijuana/Cannabis plants.

In their clinical trials, CBD has been demonstrated as an effective treatment of epilepsy, with one pure CBD product currently in Phase III trials. They have also shown that there is also preliminary evidence that CBD may be a useful treatment for a number of other medical conditions.

When the World Health Organization looked into the dependance effects of CBD they found, 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 is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile. Reported adverse effects may be as a result of drug-drug interactions between CBD and patients’ existing medications

Several countries have modified their national controls to accommodate CBD as a medicinal product.

To date, there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.  

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