A recent Facebook post from a medicinal cannabis user concerned about the legality of CBD oil in Australia has caused quite a stir. She said that CBD is not considered legal in Australia and that it is illegal to distribute this plant derivative to patients.
The Federal Government only classifies this plant derivative as having no accepted medical use. This means that although the CBD is derived from the hemp plant, it has not been proven to have any effect on the human body.
Some countries, such as Canada, have already legalized the distribution of medicinal marijuana to patients suffering from a variety of conditions. Some doctors have also been conducting clinical trials with cannabis-based drugs to help people suffering from epilepsy and other debilitating diseases.
There are a lot of things we need to learn about the legality of CBD in Australia. CBD is not as dangerous as THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), which is found in cannabis.
Many people who rely on this plant derivative, find it to be safer than the hemp plant. This is because the THC found in cannabis has been proven to cause violent behaviour in some people. Many studies have proven that THC can have adverse effects on the brain.
It has also been established that children who use cannabis users are more likely to be involved in serious road accidents. The person will also be more likely to be drunk on the road.
CBD however does not contain any THC, which means that the psychoactive component of cannabis is not present in CBD. Studies have shown that it does not impair mental function in adults and children who use it.
It should also be noted that CBD is not available for personal use in the UK, which means that it cannot be consumed by patients. Patients who need medicinal cannabis must have a prescription from their doctor.
Australian politicians have chosen to ignore these facts, by claiming that CBD is illegal to possess because it is derived from the hemp plant. In order to prove to them that CBD is legal, the Medical Association of Australia has carried out a study.
The Medical Association of Australia has carried out several clinical trials of CBD and cannabis derivatives to see how they compare. They have found that CBD can be of beneficial effect to those who suffer from the painful side effects of chemotherapy.
Their findings are at odds with the views of the Federal Government. They also found that cannabis derivatives are safe for human consumption and contain no psychoactive effects.
CBD is not illegal in Australia because it is derived from the hemp plant. All that the Medical Association of Australia has done is confirmed what many people already know, that CBD is legal and safe to use.