SCOTLAND is set for a multi-million pound boon from the cannabis industry after a worldwide health agency confirmed that the drug provides medicinal relief for a range of ailments. Researchers have examined the health properties of Cannabidiol (CBD) – which is the non-psychoactive ingredient in marijuana – and ruled that there is now evidence to support claims it may help treat epilepsy and “a number of other medical conditions”. Available legally on the open market, CBD is often administered in the form of oils, drops or capsules. Loading article content Last month, a World Health Organisation report revealed that CBD oils may help successfully treat symptoms relating to Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, MS, pain, anxiety, depression, cancer and diabetic complications. Furthermore, research suggests that Cannabidiol oil – whose legal classification will be debated next year in the Scottish Parliament – may be a successful an anti-inflammatory as well as encouraging the release and uptake of dopamine and serotonin. READ MORE: “It’s the best £54 I’ve ever spent” Now, cannabis oil producers in Scotland believe the WHO ruling will provide a fillip to the UK industry, which already serves a 250,000-strong community, according to the Cannabis Trades Association UK. David Lewington, of… Read full this story
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