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Marijuana not bad for health, helps manage Alzheimer's, cancer and Parkinson's: WHO

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Dec 14, 2017, 6:33 pm IST
Updated Dec 14, 2017, 6:40 pm IST
Cannabis has been found to have relatively low toxicity, although not all potential effects have been explored.
Cannabis has been found to have relatively low toxicity, although not all potential effects have been explored. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Cannabis has been found to have relatively low toxicity, although not all potential effects have been explored. (Photo: Pixabay)

After a month-long study into cannabidiol (CBD) the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared that medicinal cannabis can not be a scheduled drug.

A scheduled drug refers a product that is regulated by the government and is illegal to manufacture or distribute.

 

The findings also said that cannabis is well tolerated and an effective treatment for some forms of epilepsy. 

The non-psychoactive component of cannabis does not show abuse or dependence. 

The report by WHO said, "In general, clinical studies have reported that even high doses of oral CBD do not cause those effects that are characteristic for THC and for cannabis rich in THC.

"CBD has been found to have relatively low toxicity, although not all potential effects have been explored."

Preliminary evidence shows that CBD could help manage Alzheimer's, cancer and Parkinson's.

Tens of thousands of people in the UK already break the law and use cannabis for relief.

According to the Sun when the issue was debated in 2015, the government responded by saying, “Substantial scientific evidence shows cannabis is a harmful drug that can damage human health.

“There are no plans to legalise cannabis as it would not address the harm to individuals and communities.”

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