Medicinal CBD now OK in UK

Medicinal CBD now OK in UK

Products containing cannabidiol (CBD) used for medical purposes are now officially classed as medicines in the United Kingdom.

The Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said it had looked at CBD because a number of manufacturing companies had been making “overt medicinal claims” about products.

Gerald Heddel, director of inspection and enforcement at the agency, told Sky News: “The change really came about with us offering an opinion that CBD is in fact a medicine, and that opinion was based on the fact that we noted that people were making some quite stark claims about serious diseases that could be treated with CBD.”

He said that a review of the evidence showed that “it was clear that people are using this product with the understandable belief that it will actually help”.

— Read the full story by Sarah Hajibagheri at Sky News

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Published at Mon, 02 Jan 2017 23:51:15 +0000