UK Classifies CBD Oil as a Medicinal Ingredient

Posted by Dr. Bee and Matt on 14th Sep 2017

After healthcare officials in the UK analyzed claims on cannabidiol’s benefits and effectiveness, they have officially classified CBD as medicine. The Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) dissected several reports that were made by manufacturing companies claiming its medicinal benefits it offers for patients.

The director of inspection and enforcement at the MHRA, Gerald Heddel, explained, “The change really came about with us offering an opinion that CBD is in fact a medicine, and that opinion was based on the fact that we noted that people were making some quite stark claims about serious diseases that could be treated with cannabidiol.”

Unline THC, the cannabidiol component found in marijuana is not psychoactive and withholds various medical properties, such as: anticonvulsant, anti-oxidant, anti-tumoral, antipsychotic, and anti-inflammatory. These properties have been shown to treat conditions like Chron’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, and epilepsy.

The interesting part is that a few months prior to accepting hemp oil as a medicinal ingredient, the MHRA was sending cease and desist letters to cannabidiol produces across the UK. Their agency released a statement that stated:

The MHRA has now completed its review and has considered all information available to it relating to Cannabidiol (CBD) and having taken into account all the specific advice and evidence, it has come to an opinion that products containing Cannabidiol will satisfy the second limb of the definition of a ‘medicinal product’ because it may be used by or administered to human being either with a view to restoring, correcting or modifying physiological functions by exerting a pharmacological, immunological or metabolic action, or to making a medical diagnosis.”

With this new classification of cannabidiol, this could be a foreshadow of what’s to come in UK; a full medical marijuana industry. This is great news for advocates all around the world. It further strengthens the argument towards widespread access to this amazing natural healing power.

It’s a powerful, natural alternative to traditional medicines that Big Pharma is scared of. They don’t want their users to understand there’s a medicine out there that actually does treat your underlying condition, instead of just masking it like most NSAID pain medications. If you have a serious condition and are looking for a more powerful medicine, cannabidiol might be a wonderful option for you to try. Do your research and find out if it’s right for you. It’s not to be abused, but if you add hemp oil to your daily regimen, you should start to see significant benefits to your overall health