Now, a number of countries are abuzz legalizing the use of medical marijuana. That policy more or less makes cannabis-based products suddenly rise and become a conversation. Just look at CBD Oil made from cannabis extract. That one oil is said to be potentially used as a drug, ranging from overcoming anxiety and insomnia to treating pain. Unlike cannabis, which falls into the category of narcotics, this oil is claimed not to make drunk.
In south-east Asia, cannabis oil is easily found in a number of online stores. Ranging from stalls that specifically provide organic products to stalls that sell various types of goods. Some cannabis oil products are displayed there with the guarantee that they will not cause the effects of drunkenness and addiction.
Not only that, but some international baristas also use cannabis oil in their coffee concoctions. In addition, some bartenders often mix cannabis oil with alcoholic beverages into a dish called ‘CBD cocktail’.
Cannabis oil is more than mere hype. Epidiolex, a drug containing CBD, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a drug for treating seizures due to epilepsy. A number of other studies have also mentioned the benefits of CBD to ward off several disease conditions.
Although it has been believed to be able to play a medical role, CBD is still illegal in a number of countries.
Cannabidiol or CBD is a chemical obtained from cannabis extracts. Unlike Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which can make users ‘shaky’, CBD does not cause a hangover effect.
THC and CBD have different effects. Joshua Kaplan, a cannabis researcher from Western Washington University, said that CBD has 65 targets that are known to be in the brain and body.
Kaplan stated that CBD activates the serotonin receptor. This was then followed up by Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) which are often prescribed as antidepressant drugs.
The serotonin system plays an important role in treating anxiety. The impact of CBD on several systems in the body makes it the potential to treat a variety of different conditions, from mental problems to physical problems. However, that does not mean CBD is a panacea. The reason, CBD is called vulnerable to the placebo effect.