If you have been following the news recently, you will be aware that the legal status of cannabis and (its extracts) CBD along with its variety of strains like CBD Lietuvoje has become quite a hot topic – even in the digital domain, where many people eagerly wait to listen to some good news regarding it. In the wake of September 2018, several countries, including Australia and Canada, legalized the recreational use of cannabis for adults over 18 years old of age. This means that it is now legal to possess, consume and grow your own cannabis in these few countries. The effects of this change is still being felt by many people.
Although the legal status of cannabis may seem like a good thing for some, there are others who feel differently. For example, many people who use cannabis for medical reasons worry about the legal consequences of doing so. They know they can get arrested if caught with their stash and they also know that other users might be offended or even angry at them if they tell them that they take cannabis medicinally.
In addition, the law does not currently protect those who take cannabis medicinally from prosecution for driving under the influence of drugs. Some of those affected believe that the change to the law on cannabis should include an explicit endorsement of the medicinal use of the drug. Others argue that the change to the law should focus more on making sure that people who work in the cannabis industry cannot discriminate against job applicants based on their recreational use of the drug.
A further concern for many cannabis users is that the increased availability of cannabis and its products or extracts will make it easier for young people to smoke and drug up. Many parents worry that they will lose control of their children once cannabis becomes legally available and easily accessible. There are many people who believe that the legalization of recreational cannabis is a step backwards and that the focus should instead be placed on helping people who suffer from mental health issues rather than legalizing cannabis.
As well as concerns about the recreational use of cannabis, many people who use cannabis medicinally worry about what effect legalization will have on their medicine. It is thought that the rise in the price of medicinal cannabis could put patients out of reach and that the quality of the product could decline because of the lack of regulation.
There are many arguments on both sides of the debate but one point often seems to come through loud and clear. Many people who live in countries where recreational cannabis use was already legal before October 1st 2018 believe that the legalisation of cannabis was a bad idea. Some people in those countries feel that the legalization of cannabis has harmed the economy and made things worse for people who were already struggling financially. On the other hand, many people who are against legalizing cannabis believe that the drug is dangerous and that its widespread use makes society less safe.
The question then arises – what are the benefits of CBD? If we look at the pros and cons of recreational cannabis, there appear to be very few positives. In fact, there are some serious drawbacks to using cannabis recreationally such as addiction, loss of productivity and the potential for violence. However, in contrast, there are many benefits associated with the medicinal use of cannabis. A quick search online will reveal plenty of evidence demonstrating the positive effects of CBD.
For example, studies show that CBD is effective in treating a wide range of conditions ranging from anxiety disorders to epilepsy. The effects of CBD are similar to those of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, but it doesn’t create the same high.
In addition, CBD is non-addictive, which means that unlike alcohol and nicotine, there is no danger of becoming addicted to CBD. It also appears to produce fewer negative side effects than other pharmaceuticals used for the treatment of various conditions.
Another benefit of CBD is that it has relatively few negative side effects. Although some people experience mild drowsiness after taking CBD, it’s nowhere near as severe as the symptoms experienced when someone takes prescription medication. Furthermore, there are no reported cases of anyone developing psychosis when they use CBD.
Perhaps the most important argument in favour of CBD is that it appears to help people who suffer from chronic pain. This was demonstrated in a study published earlier this year in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers reviewed data collected from 11 clinical trials involving nearly 2,700 participants who had tried CBD for the relief of chronic pain. The conclusion was that CBD was significantly better than placebo and that the effect size was comparable to that produced by opioid medications.
Cannabidiol (CBD) also appears to improve the quality of life of individuals suffering from certain types of cancer. Studies conducted in animals have shown that CBD can slow down the growth rate of tumours, reduce inflammation and increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy. However, while CBD was effective in reducing tumour growth, it did not completely eradicate the cancer.
Finally, CBD helps prevent the spread of diseases caused by viruses and bacteria. This has been demonstrated in laboratory tests and animal studies. As well as slowing down the development of viruses, CBD appears to kill bacteria.
Despite the fact that there are many benefits associated with CBD, one major drawback is the fact that it is illegal to sell CBD in many countries around the world. It is therefore difficult for people with health problems to obtain a sufficient supply of the active ingredient in order to treat their condition.
In comparison, cannabis is legal to buy and sell in all parts of the world. So, although CBD is not widely available, it’s much easier for people to purchase in some places than it is in others.
What do you think about CBD? Do you think it is a good or a bad thing that CBD is becoming more readily available? Why do you think that is? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. And if you want to learn more about CBD, why don’t you check out our guide to CBD?