A drug called dexanabinol which is a man made form of a chemical similar to that found in cannabis has been trialled in a phase 1 trial. This is an early trial that tries to work out whether or not the drug works in humans, what the correct dose is and what the side effects might be. The results are not available yet. You can read about the trial on our clinical trials database.
Clinical trials need to be done in large numbers where some patients have the drug and some don’t. Then you can compare how well the treatment works.
Word of caution
Cannabis that contains high levels of THC can cause panic attacks, hallucinations and paranoia.
Many of the studies done so far have been small and in the laboratory. There have been a few studies involving people with cancer.
There are different types of oil made from parts of the cannabis plant. Some are sold legally in health food stores as a food supplement. Other types of oil are illegal.
There has been a lot of interest into whether cannabinoids might be useful as a cancer treatment. The scientific research done so far has been laboratory research, with mixed results, so we do not know if cannabinoids can treat cancer in people.
There are also a few very important things to consider before buying CBD oil. So, let’s start with the basics.
Endoca uses a supercritical CO2 extraction process and the quality of the CBD oil is verified by GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certification as well as third party laboratory testing.
Is CBD oil legal in the UK?
We tried two from the range; the Broad Spectrum Cannabinoid tinctures and new Immune Boost Drops.
The speciality Immune Boost Drops combines naturally formulated, GMO and pesticide-free CBD with elderberry, echinacea, vitamin C, ginger root, ashwagandha, reishi mushroom and lemon balm for a welcome fortification of your immune system – something that we could all use right now. It contains 25mg of CBD and 35mg of vitamin C.
CBD oil has gained a huge following in the past two years, and as with any popular new product to reach the masses it’s important to read the fine print and do your research before buying.
It is considered a controlled substance, and is therefore illegal.
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“A good friend suggested cannabis, but I was too scared because it’s illegal. I also found it hard to believe that it would cure brain cancer so advanced.
Why is cannabis oil legal?
The comments come after she was told an incurable brain tumour would kill her within just months.
The second most abundant compound is Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD. This is a non-psychoactive substance, typically representing about 40% of the Cannabinoids in the Cannabis plant. And it's the effect of this particular Cannabinoid, CBD that is currently being researched in many studies all over the world.
“I had a scan on December 10 and it showed a mass, and I was taken straight into Southern General at that point.
“The British Medical Journal hasn’t properly investigated cannabis. The irony was they were giving me morphine and codeine in the wards. Prior to becoming ill, I had never taken a pill before in my life.