WHO Report: No Public Health Problems Attributable to CBD

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According to a report issued by the World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence, CBD is not only well tolerated and safe, but it has also not been linked to any significant adverse public health effects. They reported CBD is neither associated with abuse potential nor linked to physical dependence on the cannabinoid. The report continues to suggest CBD has been effective as an epilepsy treatment, and could have the potential to treat other conditions like Alzheimer’s, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and psychosis. They conclude that, although many use CBD outside of medicinal purposes, “[T]here 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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WHO Report: No Public Health Problems Attributable To CBD

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Photo Credit: NORML

According to a preliminary report released by the World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence, natural CBD is safe, well tolerated, and does not produce adverse public health effects. The cannabinoid is “not associated with abuse potential” and does not lead to physical dependence. The authors similarly discuss CBD’s therapeutic efficacy on epilepsy, and the preliminary evidence behind its use for Alzheimer’s, cancer, Parkinson’s, and psychosis.

This information has been provided by NORML and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.