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Hempseed oil has been found to have some limited use in industrial and commercial production such as textiles, foods, papers, body care products, personal hygiene products/cosmetics, detergents, plastics and building materials.

Hemp seed oil is obtained by pressing hemp seeds. Unrefined hemp oil is dark to clear light green in color, with a nutty flavor, while the refined hempseed oil is clear and colorless, with little flavor and lacks natural vitamins and antioxidants. The oil is manufactured from varieties of Cannabis Sativa that do not contain significant amounts of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), or cannabinoids, the psychoactive element present in the cannabis plant.

This is contained in the joint PDEA/DOH-FDA advisory signed by PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr., and DOH Secretary and FDA Acting Director General Janette P. Loreto-Garin who was represented by Undersecretary Kenneth Hartigan-Go. The ceremonial signing was held on September 8, 2015 at the PDEA Activity Area, PDEA National Headquarters in Quezon City.

PDEA, DOH-FDA ISSUE ADVISORY AGAINST THE USE OF HEMPSEED OIL AND THEIR DERIVATIVES FROM MARIJUANA

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) joins the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Health (DOH) in prohibiting the purchase and use of hempseed oil products or their varieties and derivatives from cannabis or marijuana.

PDEA, DOH-FDA ISSUE ADVISORY AGAINST THE USE OF HEMPSEED OIL AND THEIR DERIVATIVES FROM MARIJUANA

Marijuana and Hemp are different varieties of the same species of plant, Cannabis Sativa. They are scientifically different and cultivated in different ways.

The advisory orders all manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, importers, dealers and retailers of the consumer products to:

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Inhalation of the CBD oil is done through smoking and vaping. Likewise, drops of the substance can be placed under the tongue before swallowing, and can be infused to food and drinks. CBD oil can also be applied like a balm or ointment on the skin.

Other than the treatment, the CBD oil can also cause unpleasant side effects, the most common include nausea, fatigue, and irritability. The cannabis oil can also cause dry mouth, low blood pressure, light headedness, and drowsiness.

“CBD is not addictive, but contains very small amounts of THC which remains illegal under the law. In general, the law dictates that any variety and derivative from marijuana, including CBD, is prohibited,” Aquino said.

However, unlike the THC, CBD is non-psychoactive and there is no evidence of public health problems associated with it. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential.

There are four ways to consume CBD oil– inhalation, sublingual drops, ingestion and topical application.

Clinical studies suggest that CBD has broad therapeutic value. CBD is known to be effective for seizure disorder and chronic pain. The cannabis oil may also be used to help improve sleep, and reduce anxiety and stress.

MANILA, Philippines — The Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) yesterday reminded the public that the marijuana derivative cannabidiol (CBD) is still prohibited in the country.

He said CBD oil or other raw materials for marijuana is banned in the Philippines and those found importing the items in the country could face charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.

DDB chairman Catalino Cuy said Regulation 8 Series of 2019 only allows the importation of medicines containing dangerous drugs that are registered in other countries.

“That ingredient is still illegal,” Cuy said in a phone interview.

The article mentioned that the DDB’s approval of a cannabis product for compassionate use could pave the way for CBD importation, subject to approval by the government.