CBD oil is seen as a magic elixir — but the jury is still out on its medical effectiveness

Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, has been touted as a treatment for everything from insomnia to aches and pains.

CBD is one of the hundreds of chemical substances called cannabinoids derived from cannabis plants. However, it does not produce the same psychoactive effects as its sister compound, THC, according to Health Canada.

Typically found in oil or capsule form, CBD is legal in Canada when sold in compliance with the Cannabis Act. But finding reliable medical information about it can be difficult. 

White Coat, Black Art asked two experts about what information exists about CBD, and what questions remain unanswered.

Maddie Brown, a registered practical nurse and cannabis consultant based in Ottawa, helps patients with medical cannabis prescriptions navigate the system and understand how CBD works. M-J Milloy is a research scientist at the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use in Vancouver, and a professor of cannabis science at the University of British Columbia.

Here is part of their conversation with White

... read more at: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/whitecoat/cbd-oil-is-seen-as-a-magic-elixir-but-the-jury-is-still-out-on-its-medical-effectiveness-1.5256036

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CBD oil is seen as a magic elixir — but the jury is still out on its medical effectiveness

Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, has been touted as a treatment for everything from insomnia to aches and pains.

CBD is one of the hundreds of chemical substances called cannabinoids derived from cannabis plants. However, it does not produce the same psychoactive effects as its sister compound, THC, according to Health Canada.

Typically found in oil or capsule form, CBD is legal in Canada when sold in compliance with the Cannabis Act. But finding reliable medical information about it can be difficult. 

White Coat, Black Art asked two experts about what information exists about CBD, and what questions remain unanswered.

Maddie Brown, a registered practical nurse and cannabis consultant based in Ottawa, helps patients with medical cannabis prescriptions navigate the system and understand how CBD works. M-J Milloy is a research scientist at the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use in Vancouver, and a professor of cannabis science at the University of British Columbia.

Here is part of their conversation with White

... read more at: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/whitecoat/cbd-oil-is-seen-as-a-magic-elixir-but-the-jury-is-still-out-on-its-medical-effectiveness-1.5256036

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