There has been a surge in the sales of medical cannabis in the United Kingdom (UK). One year ago, there were 125 000 cannabis oil users in the United Kingdom (UK) and today, that number has doubled. Most of these people are seeking medical relief using cannabidiol (CBD) which is a common cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. There are up to 200 cannabinoids in cannabis but CBD is the best, an most common, therapeutic compound researchers know about. While tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a natural healing compound, it is also psychoactive which will not suit all patients. The demand for cannabis oil in the UK is growing and health food stores are battling to keep up with the trend.
One health food chain in particular, Holland & Barrett, was the first shop to stock medical cannabis and since that day, sales have rocketed 37%. Cannabis oil is so popular in this shop that they are now adding other cannabis oil products. CBD oil is used to treat all manner of conditions from arthritis and headaches to anxiety, depression and general pain. People who choose cannabis oil as a natural medication are those seeking something other than the usual pharmaceuticals which often cause nasty side effects.
While there has been this surge in medical cannabis sales in the UK, in America, there is an opiate epidemic because people suffer from painful conditions for which they just accept pain killers. There is abuse of pain killers and addiction. CBD does not cause any of these. It has been shown to successfully treat serious diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis and Cancer. It influences the feel good hormones in the body including dopamine and seratonin, as well as interacting with endocannabinoid receptors to change the way the brain perceives pain. CBD-infused cannabis oil is a great anti-depressant and offers users relief from insomnia, lack of appetite and stress.
Meanwhile, medical cannabis is slowly being legalised in more American states as people start to accept its healing powers – without the high. In Illinois, for example, a bill has been presented to the Senate Executive Committee to allow people taking opiates to be allowed to rather take medical cannabis. This would mean relief from harsh side affects and addictive qualities known in opiates. In Iowa, there is now much more support for the legalisation of medical cannabis and cannabidiol could soon gain popularity as the pain killer of choice.
The abuse of opiods in America is rife and the latest state to legalise medical cannabis is Pennsylvania. Texas has also joined the CBD sales movement while in Utah there will soon be a vote on medical marijuana to hopefully give it the green light this year. In the UK, medical cannabis has been available for 7 years but many people don’t know this. And it is expensive. There is one cannabis drug that people use for Multiple Sclerosis but the research and development into manufacturing this alternative therapy has raised the price. In addition, no one can carry cannabis on their persons in the UK or they will be found guilty under the Misuse of Drugs Act. The many regulations around the use of medical cannabis has stalled the process to get it out there, onto the shelves, so that sickly people can use it other than damaging opiods and other pharmaceuticals.
Getting hold of medical cannabis now at Holland & Barrett is a great relief for cannabis oil seekers who want natural medication. The surge in medical cannabis sales in the UK needs to continue to urge more people to use this natural medication rather than pain killers with side effects.
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