The most irrefutable triumph of cannabidiol is the publication of a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) in which it states that "CBD is not addictive", "does not produce adverse psychoactive or cardiovascular effects", "does not present individual risks nor social "and possesses" promising therapeutic uses ".
In this post, we analyse the WHO report that will mark a before and after in the history of marijuana.
The Expert Committee on Drug Addiction of the World Health Organization met in Geneva (Switzerland) from November 6 to 10 to discuss the CBD. In mid-December, this body has published a three-page report that collects the conclusions of expert professionals in cannabidiol. Point by point we summarize below the analysis and conclusions drawn by this commission.
But we rescued before that the last, and not least, the conclusion of this dossier. The fourth, in which, in addition to recognizing the potential of CBD in the treatment of epilepsy and other diseases, recalls that "it is not in the list of the International Drug Control Conventions of the United Nations of 1961, 1979 or 1988". That is, the United Nations does not consider this marijuana cannabinoid a drug. This report by the World Health Organization represents an important step in the path of medicinal cannabis, as it opens the door to new research based on the therapeutic potential of CBD.
CBD Analysis by Experts: Summary
1. CBD is not addictive or harmful to health:
In the first point of the report, it is gathered that, according to animal studies, dependence on CBD is scarce.
Regarding the consequences of the potential abuse of this cannabinoid, according to the intracranial stimulation analyzed in mice, no adverse effect has been found due to the abusive use of CBD.
From the medical studies carried out with humans, it is shown that CBD arouses the same addiction as placebo. And that cannabidiol does not produce, by itself, any significant psychoactive or cardiovascular effect. They also conclude that the CBD does not produce any negative consequences for abuse.
2. Does not cause social alarm:
In the second point of the WHO report, it is acknowledged that no public concern has been identified.
3. CBD has potential as a medicinal substance
The report notes that several advanced investigations have shown their effectiveness against epilepsy and attach a list of other ailments for which the CBD could be useful.
4. Impact of the substance
Based on the evidence, the WHO report concludes that the CBD lacks psychoactivity, does not cause addiction and, in addition, has "promising" therapeutic uses, so they recommend continuing research in this regard.