As most of the interesting legislation surrounding marijuana is happening in North America at the moment, a significant proportion of our content relates to weed in the United States and Canada. A wealth of marketing material, blogs and anecdotes claim that CBD oils can cure whatever ails you, even cancer But the limited research doesn’t suggest that cannabis oil should take the place of conventional medication, except for in two very rare forms of epilepsy (and even then, it’s recommended only as a last-resort treatment).
Yoon emphasized how limited the data currently is on CBD-drug interactions, but also cited a 2016 study by Ethan Russo, which found CBD to be, safe and well tolerated in humans, even in complex drug regimens with opioids, tricyclic antidepressants, and anticonvulsants.” However, she said, because potential harm is present, it’s vital to work with a knowledgeable practitioner when seeking to combine certain classes of meds and CBD.
Those interested in using CBD oil have a significant obstacle: according to a study conducted by Dr Ryan Vandrey of Johns Hopkins University and published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), 69% of 84 products analyzed sold on the internet did not contain the amount of CBD claimed, and some products did not provide any CBD.
There has been lots of anecdotal proof for CBD and pain relief, so researchers have often focused on finding out whether that’s due to the placebo effect, says Rebecca M. Craft, PhD, H. L. Eastlick professor of psychology and CBD director of the experimental psychology doctoral program at Washington State University.