One of the best alternative medicines that you can get for treating chronic pain, several mental illnesses, and even cancer is cannabidiol or CBD. CBD is being used today because it has no side effect and can be applied in many ways like capsules, tablets, sprays, and even in other foods that you eat.
In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration approved the usage of the drug Epidiolex as a treatment for two epilepsy disorders. There are CBD formulations that are allowed for medicinal use. However, other formulations are not permitted as medicine or dietary supplement.
CBD can help ease the pain of several conditions, but there are other uses for CBD. For instance, several studies show positive effects of CBD on some neurological diseases, but it has not been wholly confirmed to establish such use on clinical practice.
In October 2019, the FDA issued a warning that pregnant or breastfeeding women must not use CBD because the effects of the extract are unknown. The side effects of CBD are not clinically defined, which means that there might be threats imposed on both mother and infant when used.
The usage of CBD has been authorized not that long. Some people are still unaware of the provisions of the law and what’s allowed or not. There may be consequences if a person tries to cross the line of CBD restrictions. If you live in the United Kingdom and you want to know the CBD laws of your country, you can check this infographic.