Although the federal government stands strong behind their belief that non-psychoactive CBD is a dangerous substance, the World Health Organization (WHO) doesn’t agree. A recent report by WHO has not only found that CBD isn’t a health threat, but also contains several medical benefits.
WHO Finds CBD is Not Associated with Any Negative Health Effects
Last week WHO published preliminary data that states naturally occurring cannabidiol (CBD) is safe and well-tolerated in humans and animals. They also reported that CBD is not associated with any negative health effects.
The report is packed full of positive things to say about CBD, despite all the negative propaganda the federal government has been trying to spread.
“To date,” the report reads, “there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.
WHO Says CBD is An “Effective Health Treatment”
They went on to report that CBD has “been demonstrated as an effective treatment for epilepsy” in adults, children, and animals. The also referenced several other health benefits for conditions including cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, psychosis, and more.
WHO also mentioned the fact that people aren’t getting high off CBD like they are with THC. The report also mentioned that CBD can counteract the effects of THC. This is in line with what countless other reports have shown.
Will WHO Report Help Change the Federal Government’s Mind About CBD?
The report also mentioned the US isn’t one of the many countries who have regulated CBD for medicinal value. “Several countries,” the report says, “have modified their national controls to accommodate CBD as a medicinal product.” Despite the illegality of CBD in the US, the report mentions “unsanctioned medical use” of CBD in the US is common.
The WHO is currently thinking about rescheduling CBD in their own international drug scheduling code. The FDA however, is one of the agencies that will be advising WHO in their final review of CBD.
Recently, the US Surgeon General called for more research on CBD, noting the medical benefits it contains. With the WHO on board as well, perhaps 2018 will be the year CBD is given the credit it deserves by a federal government who still refuses to do so.