CBD has achieved its legal status in most of UK yet two-third of the population believes that it is still banned. There are still many people who still suffer from a lack of information. With the very little information they have, people make a judgment about the product without knowing its benefits.
8 out of 10 people believe that taking CBD is equivalent to taking Cannabis. CBD is a hemp-extracted substance which is derived from the mother plant Cannabis Sativa. CBD also can be derived from marijuana, but CBD is mostly found in the upper parts of the plant implying that CBD has fewer THC levels.
Consuming CBD does not bring a feeling of high to the users; it rather makes you feel better for the condition that one is taking. CBD also is anti-inflammatory and works opposite to Marijuana. The intake of CBD does not imply that it is altering the mind or creating any sense of euphoria, but its properties relax the symptoms of the problem.
People in the UK are wary of taking CBD. More than half of the people who were enquired for CBD proclaimed that if they had relatives or friends who take CBD, they would view this as something negative. This research was undertaken by one of the prominent CBD oil manufacturers Dr Ed. The company has come up with a new line of CBD oil and wanted to conduct research. The sample size of research was 2000 and more than a quarter of them were confused about the whole CBD business.
The founder of Dr Ed and famous Neuroscientist Dr Edward mentioned that till a few years ago CBD was not a compound that was given much weight age, but now when the therapeutic benefits of CBD are clear, the importance is increasing and so has misinformation.
The doctor believes that if CBD didn’t have these many qualities, many people would not be investing so much money in it. Usually, when such industries are in their infancy stage, stable regulations take time to construct. There is very little research about CBD yet and people tend to misjudge with the very little information they already have.
Cannabis is different from CBD because cannabis can be addictive. Laws also clearly mention that the legality stays as long as the 0.3% THC is not exceeded.
The study also confirmed that about 60-70% of women in the age range of 40-45 admit to using CBD oil. The age range from 20 to 25 was a bit reluctant to use CBD oil for any condition. The research pinpointed the lack of information at the hands of the individual. It also showed the confused state of mind that people are currently facing owing to lack of proper regulation.
About 700 respondents think that professional athletes cannot take CBD. People only think that such substances can be taken only to enhance performance. But people fail to understand that sportspersons can take CBD to de-stress and overcome their muscle soreness.
In the health sector too, CBD has assumed a lot of importance. Very recently Epidiolex became a legal drug to treat a certain type of epilepsy. The CBD infused drug proved to be a big blessing when the patients felt their seizures have reduced majorly. It also has benefitted people suffering from Arthritis which as even made the Arthritis association sit up and take note. There is no information if CBD treats cancer but it sure eases the symptoms to a great extent. CBD also is called the ‘miracle drug’ and in the future, it will find its way into people’s lives.
The only problem that currently surrounds it is lack of enough researches. But organisations have undertaken a lot of projects now that will be researching on CBD and how it will be a boon to the industry. CBD is still believed to be untapped and its true potential is yet to come out.
Dr Ed is not hassled by the lack of regulation in the market. It intends to self-regulate its products and ensure that the THC levels do not go beyond the permissible limits. Dr Ed was looking at a 0% figure or THC. He is well aware that his products are those that will help the person become and feel better rather than feeling high.
Government regulations are haphazard but are strict where it intends to be. The company is already taking the necessary steps to ensure that it does not break any legal restriction. The company is planning on a long-term offering and taking baby steps for now.