A Glasgow pizza place has recently launched a new cannabis infused cocktail which has caught many eyeballs already. Pizza Punks located on the St. Vincent Street have introduced Dazel and confused, a citrusy CBD based drink, as a part of their new drinks menu.
The staff of the restaurant says that the new drinks are a fusion of Mezcal, Apeol, lemon juice, pineapple juice, gomme, Crème de Peche and a few drops of CBD oil. The mocktail will cost at an affordable £7.
Cannabidiol or popularly known as CBD, is a compound found in hemp plants that is non-psychoactive in nature and has anti-inflammatory properties. It is believed to help reduce anxiety, stress, depression, insomnia, pain, swelling, acute and chronic pain. CBD is also known to cure severe ailments such as epilepsy, Alzheimer’s and even cancer.However, the lack of research in the industry makes these claims only partially true based solely on patients feedbacks.
CBD is being widely used as an alternative for traditional medication these days. Prescription drugs now involve CBD based pills, tablets or other products to cure a wide variety of diseases. In depth research is being conducted in the cannabis space to explore its medicinal values and understand what it has to offer in the long run.
CBD is a trending ingredient in the United States as well as the United Kingdom at present. West end restaurant such as Down To Earth even started their own trial this spring of cannabis infused edibles.
Though there are regulations around hemp derived cannabinoid oil, some retailers and business leaders tend to push the boundaries, curating products that are almost illegal and at a stake of a seizure by law enforcement officials. Even the consumers seem heavily inclined towards Cannabinoid which makes it even more difficult for CBD business and vendors involved to make it through the cannabinoid market space.
The United Kingdom has set stringent regulations on CBD based medications, even today, parent’s struggle to get their children the right medicines that they need. One such example is of Lisa Quarrell, a former police officer who quit her job to take care of her 6-year-old son who suffers from a rare and severe form of epilepsy.
She has been smuggling a CBD based drug into Scotland holding on to a hope that it will cure her son. Cole, Lisa’s son had been diagnosed with this epileptic disorder when he was merely a baby of one-year-old. Cole could have up to 16 seizures in a day, most of which would happen at night. Lisa was a petrified mother who was willing to go to any limits to get the right medication for her son.
Though there was some local support from doctors and law enforcement officials, Cole’s condition had worsened over time which led to a drastic measure taken by Lisa – fund raising money for treatment, travelling to and fro to the Netherlands to smuggle stronger CBD based drugs. A legal cannabis drug which contains only CBD and no concentration of THC, tetrahydro cannabinoid is known as Epidiolex, which is used for treating severe forms of epilepsy. THC is another compound found in cannabis plants and can cause hallucinations, sleep disorder, anxiety and memory loss as well if used for a longer period of time.
GW Pharmamanfacutres Epidiolex and provides the end product to customers under a compassionate access programme apart from which getting your hands on the Epidiolex drug is also extremely difficult.