Concerns Regarding Illegal Cannabis Products Continue, Pharmacists advised to follow safety guidelines

Concerns Regarding Illegal Cannabis Products Continue, Pharmacists advised to follow safety guidelines

Concerns raised in the UK regarding cannabis oil products containing illicit chemicals. Pharmacists have been recommended to check the safety of their cannabis oil-based products.  With the continuously rising market for cannabis-derived products, there have been concerns that some of the products might be mislabeled and contain higher concentration levels of illegal chemicals such as THC.  Tetrahydro cannabinoid, or popularly known as THC, is the psychoactive substance found in marijuana plants that is responsible for causing the high in users. THC offers a euphoria-like feeling and tends to produce hallucinations. Extended use of potent THC products can lead to permanent mental health disorders.  On the other hand, legal products should ideally contain Cannabidiol, widely popular as CBD. It is a non-psychoactive and anti-inflammatory substance which does not produce any hallucinations like THC. In fact, CBD is touted for its medical benefits such as reducing stress, insomnia, depression, acute illness, chronic pain, inflammation, and muscle injuries.  CBD is also extensively used in alleviating the symptoms of life-threatening diseases such as epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, Tourette and even cancer. While there’s little research that backs up these medicinal claims of CBD, there are users all across the countries who have reported benefits after using…

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