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February 20, 2018

The WHO Agrees Medical Cannabis Does Not Have Dangerous Side Effects

The WHO Agrees Medical Cannabis Does Not Have Dangerous Side Effects In a lengthy and comprehensive document published late in 2017, the World Health Organisation (WHO) agrees that medical cannabis does not have dangerous side effects. This is a huge milestone in the cannabis world as the WHO is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was on 14 December 2017, to be precise, that the WHO agreed that the cannabis cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) be removed from controlled substances registers worldwide. According to the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD), pure organic CBD does not seem to promote addiction of have harmful side effects. CBD on its own is not scheduled as opposed to cannabis per se. But when CBD is transformed into an extract to be used as a medical therapy, it is incorporated into the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. So, while the WHO agrees that medical cannabis does not have dangerous side effects, it also promotes more research into the use of cannabis oil as a therapy. Should Medical Cannabis Be Legal? Some countries have legalised medical cannabis, removing it from schedules but still subjecting it to strict […]