Medical marijuana should be available for patients: World Health Organisation
Author: Mia de Graaf
Published: December 14, 2017
Original Article: www.nzherald.co.nz
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared that CBD - the relaxant property of cannabis used in medical marijuana - should not be a scheduled drug. Although many are pointing to a lack of testing to provide quantifiable evidence as to the effects of marijuana on a vartiety of conditions, WHO stepped forward to claim that the experience based evidence of CBD's effects on epilepsy and other disorders involving seizures is too great to ignore. Additionally, they pointed to the fact that CBD nd declared that taking medical marijuana will not lead to addiction to THC, the psychoactive property of cannabis that induces a 'high'.
WHO's declaration could be a significant step forward for medical marijuana, as the removal of CBD from the list of scheculed substances opens it up for further research and for other countries to more closely examine the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes.