CBD Classed as Medicine in UK
CBD Recognized as Medicine in the UK
In stark contrast to the DEA’s recent ruling that CBD should be included as a Schedule I drug.
The UK has decided to reclassify the drug and allow the use of the drug. With new rules comes oversight, health, and safety standards.
The Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) director of inspection and enforcement told Sky News. “The change really came about with us offering an opinion that CBD is, in fact, a medicine.That opinion was based on the fact that we noted people were making quite stark claims about serious diseases that could be treated with the compound”.
This is great news for those with conditions that can be treated by the compound. Many find relief from seizures and other central nervous system disorders. Now that CBD is legal in the UK hopefully there will be more research on the compound.
Currently, cannabis containing THC will remain illegal in the UK with no recognized medical value. Once the benefits of CBD are widely seen research on THC will certainly begin.
With more and more countries legalizing cannabis and doing research it’s only a matter of time before prohibition ends. The benefits are clear at present and more will certainly be found over time.