CBD oil is an extract of the cannabis plant. The two main active substances in it are cannabidiol or CBD and delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC.
What is CBD oil? What are the effects of CBD oil? Is it legal to use or consume in India?
What is CBD oil?
CBD oil is an extract of the cannabis plant. The two main active substances in it are cannabidiol or CBD and delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. THC is responsible for the high experienced from cannabis consumption. CBD does not produce a high or intoxication. CBD oil is extracted from cannabis plants and then diluted with carrier oils like hemp seed oil or coconut oil.
What are the effects on Cannabidiol
Cannabidiol can have effects on the brain. It prevents the breakdown of a chemical which aggravates pain, affects mood, or interferes with mental function. It is known to reduce anxiety and pain. It can also help with psychotic symptoms such as those associated with schizophrenia and epilepsy.
What is the use of CBD oil?
The CBD oil is extracted from cannabis plants. They can be combined into creams and gels. You can either put them in capsules to be taken orally or rub the creams on your skin. To be effective, all topicals (cannabis-infused drugs) must be applied directly at the area of inflammation or pain.
Can CBD oil be used to treat cancer?
The scientific evidence for CBD oil’s safety and effectiveness in treating cancer is lacking. The European Journal of Pain found that CBD oil applied to the skin can help reduce pain and inflammation caused by arthritis. CBD can reduce inflammation and neuropathic pain that is associated with cancer. Research has shown that patients who used marijuana extracts in clinical trials had less need for pain medication. According to the US National Cancer Institute, CBD could help reduce side effects of cancer treatment.
Is CBD oil allowed in India?
The 1985 Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS Act), prohibits recreational use of cannabis. However, the NDPS Act does not apply to cannabis plant leaves and seeds. Technically, CBD extracted from cannabis leaves is legal. CBD oil can legally be used if it is produced under a license issued by the Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940. The use of cannabis for medicine isn’t widespread in India. CBD has been stigmatized by the recent controversy surrounding the Bollywood use of drugs.