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Medical Marijuana News: Marijuana Is Medicine, UK Health Officials Admits

First Posted: Oct 13, 2016 05:28 AM EDT
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The ongoing controversy about the effects of medical marijuana is still quite a stir. Some people admit that medical marijuana helps them with their chronic pain. Not only that a lot of positive reviews regarding cannabis is spreading. But, some medical officials are still not yet convince with the use of medical marijuana. Meanwhile, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency admit that medical marijuana indeed is medicine.

In the United Kingdom, the government's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) had discovered that Cannabidiol (CBD) has an effect that could restore, correct of modifying the physiological functions when taken by humans. The discovery can link to a possibility to campaign the legalization of medical marijuana and the result can be an evidence regarding the drugs.

The study regarding the cannabinoid or CBD came into discussion with the CBD vaporizer company MediPen. The marijuana plant extract that accounts for about 40% of the CBD that does not contain THC, which is responsible for the psychoactive reaction that implies the health benefits.

Meanwhile, the GW Pharmaceutical also conducted a study regarding CBD. They concluded that a 3 positive trial demonstrating the safety and effectiveness of CBD is very helpful to people's variety of illnesses.

In line, Managing Director of MediPen Jordan Owen said, "Since our inception, we've worked hard to obtain our goal of breaking down the negative connotations surrounding Cannabis to lead to a reform in the law for medicinal use. Now this is finally becoming a reality, which will provide ground-breaking results," according to The Independent.

As follows, a spokesperson from MHRA said, "We have come to the opinion that products containing cannabidiol are a medicine.Products for therapeutic use must have a medicines' license before they can be legally sold, supplied or advertised in the UK," as reported by Daily Mail.

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