Traditionally, and by design, the pharmaceutical industry is very limited. Each year, billions of dollars are invested in research for the development of new drugs. However, despite such huge material resources, many of the products that are delivered prove inadequate. As is typical of prescription drugs, the list of potentially negative side-effects often outweighs the purposes for which they are prescribed.
When a 5-year-old named Charlotte received her card in 2013, she became the youngest medical marijuana patient in history. Charlotte was suffering from in excess of 300 seizures a week, some of which she endured for up to 4 hours.
As legendary Pat Butcher in TV’s EastEnders, she was better known for a smoking habit as flamboyant as the earrings she wore, yet the actress has revealed how she is now taking CBD every day for relief from arthritis.
Encouraging new figures reveal that there are now 250,000 users across the home nations, up from 125,000 last year. In fact, the Cannabis Trades Association UK (CTA UK) suggests that there are 1,000 new users each month, despite the fierce controversy surrounding CBD products.
Cannabidiol will be removed from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) prohibited list beginning in 2018, meaning professional athletes can begin to reap the benefits of CBD in confidence.